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OO Gauge loco

Has anyone scratch built a OO Gauge locomotive

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papflynn15/01/2017 20:24:06
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Hi,

I would like to build OO gauge locos and rolling stock. I can't find plans any where online and was wondering if anybody in the forum has any experience of building this particular gauge.

Paul

Peter Maloney15/01/2017 20:54:42
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Hi

Try to find the following 2 books:-

HISTORIC LOCOMOTIVE DRAWINGS IN 4mm SCALE by F.J.ROCHE.

MINIATURE LOCOMOTIVE CONSTRUCTION by JOHN H. AHERN.

I purchased my copies way back in the 1960's so they are probably out of print but at least you have a starting point.

Regards

peter

Regards

Peter

papflynn15/01/2017 23:13:29
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Thanks Peter, I will look those books up.

Paul

David Taylor16/01/2017 00:34:39
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Hi,

Also look for books by Guy Williams, they are more recent than the Ahern one and have more up-to-date techniques. They are published by Wild Swan.

Also check out rmweb.co.uk. There is a very good scratchbuilding forum there.

Regards, David.

Ady116/01/2017 01:10:41
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There's a book called British Locomotive Types by The Railway Gazette which may come in useful

It gives the basic dimensions

papflynn16/01/2017 13:44:27
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Many thanks David and Ady1.

I have just ordered Guy Williams book to get me started and I will look up the books recommended by Peter when I receive this first book. Thanks for your responses and the link to the rmweb.co.uk website. There looks to be plenty of good info to be found there.

Paul

Peter Maloney16/01/2017 20:05:01
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Hi

I don't have any knowledge of the other books mentioned but if you can find a copy of the F.J.ROCHE book you will find 100 plans of locos, tenders and other details (chimneys, domes etc.).

Good luck in your search.

Regards

Peter

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