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3.5" Locomtive

Wondering if anyone knows anything about this 3.5" Locomtive and if there are plans available

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Ryan Lee28/11/2018 18:56:31
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Edited By Neil Wyatt on 28/11/2018 19:51:40

Paul Kemp28/11/2018 20:07:05
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Silly question perhaps but are you sure it's 3.5" and not 2.5"? Not easy to miss measure by 1" and not casting aspersions on your ability with a rule but it has a vague resemblance from memory to LBSC's Fayette. As far as I remember though the design was 2.5" gauge. Happy to be shown as completely wrong on this as I am not an expert by any means on model loco's!

Paul.

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Ryan Lee28/11/2018 23:28:31
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Cheers Paul and Bill, spot on there with both the scale and design, will be doing alot more research as this hobby is very new to me

John Baguley29/11/2018 00:53:00
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Yes, definitely a Fayette but whoever built it deviated from the drawings a bit and used some Bonds castings for the trailing frame and the rear truck (the drawings call for built up items for these). The frame stretcher behind the cylinders is also a Bonds casting. Fayette is a nice loco and runs well. Hope you manage to complete it.

John

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Brian G29/11/2018 16:10:34
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The 2.5 inch association say they can provide copies of the build series. I don't know if joining might be cheaper than buying the magazines, and of course if you aren't a member of a local club they might be able to help with boiler testing and advice. **LINK**

Brian

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