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No1 end

Postby wsrbloke » Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:32 pm

Hi, I'm in the middle of building a 5" gauge Class 27 diesel loco and was thinking of detailing the cabs. I realise the cabs are setout differently and wondered if anyone knows which is classed as the no1 end. Is it the one at the fan end or the other? Any help will be much appreciated.
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Re: No1 end

Postby b308 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:45 am

I don't know but I'm sure if you emailed this lot they'd tell you!

http://www.d5401.co.uk/

Apart from the sticker saying it was either No1 or 2 end would there be much difference? I know our Voyager cabs are identical!

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Re: No1 end

Postby wsrbloke » Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:28 pm

Thanks for that. Will try them!
Ron

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Re: No1 end

Postby SRman » Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:48 am

For class 26 and most other British diesels, the radiator end is usually counted as the number 1 end. That includes class 20 as well so the cab end is actually the number 2 end on those.

The American/Canadian built classes (59, 66 and 70 come to mind) follow the US convention of having the radiator fan end as number 2 end. There were a few other exceptions to the British convention.

There are a few classes where it is difficult to tell (on a model) as to which end was which. These include Warships, Westerns, Falcon and Deltics.

I have no idea how the number 1 end was defined on the Claytons (class 17)!! :lol:

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Re: No1 end

Postby luckymucklebackit » Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:50 am

SRman wrote:......

I have no idea how the number 1 end was defined on the Claytons (class 17)!! :lol:


No1 end was the room, No2 end the kitchen :)

(for those scratching their heads - Claytons were nicknamed "Room and Kitchens", because of the large spacious cabs)

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Re: No1 end

Postby wsrbloke » Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:00 am

Thanks very much for that info SRman. At least I now know and can get on with it!
Thanks again.
Ron


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