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7 1/4 Midge?

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Paul7721/08/2018 22:11:32
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Hi,

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?

Thanks

Paul

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.

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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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