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Re: Sometimes I wish I modelled in 00
« Reply #45 on: January 30, 2019, 07:47:21 AM »
Thank you - I had thought about the Jinty, and I may still get one, though my understanding is they were used more for shunting in goods yards and as a pilot at bigger stations, rather than being in regular use on branch lines - I may be wrong, I need to do more research on that!!

I think they were used when and where needed. In the books I have about the Coniston Railway (the references for my layout build) there are photos of several Jintys at Coniston - one on the branch passenger train to Foxfield in 1937 and several different ones on the thrice-weekly branch freight in the late 1950s.

I have an old Farish one (well, their generic 0-6-0T) and I'm happy that it's in keeping for my layout, not least because it's the only loco I have so far that was definitely used at Coniston and will fit on the 42' turntable I've been building. The Fairburn tank will also fit but I have no evidence that they actually went to Coniston - however it's a loco that I do like the look of so what the heck  :)

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Re: Sometimes I wish I modelled in 00
« Reply #46 on: January 30, 2019, 09:23:22 AM »
These '3F' 0-6-0Ts were versatile little locomotives and, away from yards and stations, could be found on lighter freight duties.  Some were vacuum fitted and could work passenger trains.  Inverness' 7541 was on the Strathpeffer branch in 1939, for instance.  I think that the North London line saw the class used on passenger trains.

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Re: Sometimes I wish I modelled in 00
« Reply #47 on: January 30, 2019, 03:28:49 PM »
I'm finally getting the modelling room as the house renovation continues and I am looking hard at OO and comparing options and space and plans. For one my eyesight is not what it used to be.  (O in the garden would be tempting except that the garden would probably be more suited to modelling a rack railway 8) )

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