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Fictitious Locomotives?
« on: February 13, 2016, 11:13:06 AM »
Hi people, has anyone ever built, repainted or modified a locomotive to make it into fictitious design? I figured that if you can have a model layout that is made up, why not do the same for locomotives and rolling stock.
I suppose that a classic example is the old fatish GP tank, or is that a real locomotive I just never seen before?

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Re: Fictitious Locomotives?
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2016, 11:26:56 AM »
the old fatish GP tank, or is that a real locomotive I just never seen before?
It's what you get if you stretch a Jinty to fit the wrong sized chassis you have from the GWR Pannier (that it's not quite right for either!)

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Re: Fictitious Locomotives?
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2016, 11:56:19 AM »
Don't see why not, after all some people build layouts on a theme of
"What if a certain rail line had continued to a fictitious town or area".

I've painted rolling stock , usually Peco tank wagons in a particular colour
just because I liked that colour, but that's just me..............

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Re: Fictitious Locomotives?
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2016, 12:22:23 PM »
Didn't Lima do this with everything they made? That "Deltic" for example was clearly fictitious as it bore very little resemblance to the Deltic I remember seeing in 1:1 scale.

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Re: Fictitious Locomotives?
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2016, 12:44:26 PM »
I've considered trying to do some of the "designed but never got built" like Adams LSWR single, Urie's 4-8-0,  Maunsell's 2-6-2 & Pacific, Bulleids SR 2-8-2, some I've seen drawings of, others would be mere flights of fancy; Urie's 4-8-0 shouldn't be too difficult, stretch a Langley S15 coupled to a BHE N15 tender; but for the Maunsell 2-6-2 do you stretch an N class or shorten an Arthur? For the 4-6-2 stretch a Nelson , nearest to that would probably be a hacked Scot or Jubilee.
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Re: Fictitious Locomotives?
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2016, 01:47:58 PM »
That's started me thinking - dangerous (to the wallet), anybody got a spare V2 complete or just chassis, runner or non runner cosmetically challenged, anything from a motorless (but otherwise good) chassis to complete loco, (cheaper the better).

Wheels on the V2 were 6'2", the Maunsell would have been 6'3" - close enough in N gauge, I'm assuming a family resemblance to the Nelson, I can hack that!
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Re: Fictitious Locomotives?
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2016, 01:56:43 PM »
I'm sure Mustermark of this parish has done something with a Western and a fictitious backstory. Can't remember if he just renumbered it though or if he did any cosmetic changes.

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Re: Fictitious Locomotives?
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2016, 02:12:01 PM »
Ive got a class50 in intercity swollow livery
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Re: Fictitious Locomotives?
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2016, 02:22:09 PM »
I've got a list of fictional Network SouthEast liveried loco's and MU's.  My latest that I'm working on is a Class 89 in NSE livery.

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Re: Fictitious Locomotives?
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2016, 02:34:52 PM »

Yes, I asked Adam Warr (Electra Graphics) to make up ScotRail Saltire livery to transform some old Minitrix and Lima vehicles to replicate the image below.


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Re: Fictitious Locomotives?
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2016, 05:24:03 PM »
Some interesting Ideas.
I'm taking a big leap and decided that I wanted to build a private railway like a hospital railway or colliery or something like that (haven't quite made up my mind yet). Anyway, I wanted something different so I effectively took a Japanese Bandai loco, stuck buffers on it and painted it a different colour.

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I do apologize about the poor light in my picture.

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Re: Fictitious Locomotives?
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2016, 05:34:46 PM »
Some interesting Ideas.
I'm taking a big leap and decided that I wanted to build a private railway like a hospital railway or colliery or something like that (haven't quite made up my mind yet). Anyway, I wanted something different so I effectively took a Japanese Bandai loco, stuck buffers on it and painted it a different colour.
Rob.

Looks similar to a number of UK private locos and also a couple of locos built for the NE railway that survived into the 1960's as BR 26500 and 26501.
Some days its just not worth gnawing through the straps.

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Re: Fictitious Locomotives?
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2016, 05:46:14 PM »
 :thankyousign:

That was one of the reasons why I got it. The other reason was because the whole thing was really cheap. The locomotive kit and chassis included the postage cost about 30, the buffers from N brass 2.50 and the same again for the pantograph.
Then I can allow the imagination run wild.

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Re: Fictitious Locomotives?
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2016, 10:05:27 PM »
I'm sure Mustermark of this parish has done something with a Western and a fictitious backstory. Can't remember if he just renumbered it though or if he did any cosmetic changes.


Not so much in the way of cosmetic change, but it was renumbered and the headcode blanked...



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Re: Fictitious Locomotives?
« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2016, 10:18:58 PM »
I did manage to find a photo once of an industrial 0-6-0 that looked remarkably similar to the Farish general purpose tank engine. According to the caption it was being moved temporarily to the Tanfield Railway near Newcastle. I've not been able to find the photo since though.

Generally speaking though, when it comes to industrial locomotives, there's pretty much a prototype for everything :)

 

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