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Paul Stringer 113/10/2019 12:39:16
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Hi all

Does anyone know if accurate drawings (full size or 5" are available for the Andrew Barclay Sons & Co 040 shunter?

There is one at Chatham Historic Dockyard - WD 70042 - Overlord - which I thought might make a good beginners model in 5" gauge.

I fancy building something but I know nothing about steam so this might fit the bill. Chatham isn't too far from me so an occasional visit would be easy - especially as I was rushed £25 for an 'annual' ticket when I visited recently...

Also does anyone supply castings for the wheels?

Many thanks


Edited By Paul Stringer 1 on 13/10/2019 12:39:54

JasonB13/10/2019 14:05:53
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I think the long running series in ME by Terrance Holland features a 5" one, started back in issue 4507

Paul Stringer 116/10/2019 18:10:59
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Hi Jason

Thank you for your response, much appreciated.

I willl see if I can get re-prints of the articles.

Kind regards


Brian G16/10/2019 18:58:00
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I'm afraid the series in ME Jason is referring to is on the narrow-gauge well tanks like Douglas. I haven't been able to track down any drawings of Overlord or the other WWII diesels. As far as models are concerned, Mercian offer a WD Barclay in 00 and 0, so I assume drawings have been available.

Brian G

Paul Stringer 117/10/2019 10:27:43
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Hi brian

Thank you for your response - saved me some time, which I appreciate.

Would drawings for the full size be archived somewhere like the rail museum at York do you think?



Brian G17/10/2019 11:49:37
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I think their main records are held by Glasgow University, but as they became Hunslet Barclay, the Statfold Barn Trust might also be worth a try. There may be a drawing in Tourret's "War Department Locomotives" or the combined volume "Allied Military Locomotives of the Second World War" but I haven't yet found a copy of either I can afford. I only want to build a gauge one model to go with the Woodbury Models Planet my son is waiting for (which we plan to build with the admiralty spec ballast weights, coal stove etc.), so if all else fails I will work from measurements and photos.

Brian G

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