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7 1/4 Midge?

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Paul7721/08/2018 22:11:32
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New to live steam having recently taken on my Grandads 7 1/4 steam train project.

Really want to get the train up and running and am looking to start with a set of drawings.

From recent research and family info I am pretty confident I have a 0-4-0T Midge model which I believe was published in the 30's in ME

I see on previous threads that Horley may have later drawings but I was wondering if anyone has the originals available?



Old Elan22/08/2018 18:46:58
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The original design for Midge was by C R H Simpson and described in ME from January 1935 Volume 72 until 1937 Volume 77 by George Gentry. The Horley drawings I believe are the Dick Stockings improved version of around 1984 although I have no idea what the improvements were. Most likely in the boiler department.

This advert shows the general arrangement which might be of use to you.


By the way, we like to refer to a locomotive or an engine. A train is what is pulled or pushed by one.

Best of luck in your endeavours.

Edited By Old Elan on 22/08/2018 18:48:24

Edited By Old Elan on 22/08/2018 18:52:15

Paul7723/08/2018 15:08:09
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Hi. Really appreciate this information on my locomotive, it helps fill in the gaps I have. I will get a copy of the newer drawings but would still like to find the earlier ones as I have a part built boiler. Kind regards Paul

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