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Author Topic: Why so few tank locos?  (Read 5386 times)

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Offline 1whitemoor

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Re: Why so few tank locos?
« Reply #45 on: August 28, 2012, 05:27:16 PM »
Short wheel-base locomotives are not successful on insul-frog points, hence their lack of favor, I feel.

If I had my vote it would be for an up-to-date J94!

Happy modelling
Paul A

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Re: Why so few tank locos?
« Reply #46 on: August 28, 2012, 06:41:39 PM »
Lets not forget the following tank loco body kits made Langley:

SR     - E2 (both versions) & E5
LNER - N2, N7/3 & L3
LMS   - Prince of Wales 4-6-2
GWR  - 56xx & 97xx


and Parkwood are doing a resin LNER V1 2-6-2T body . . . . . . .

Sounds like quite a list of tank loco kits available in N gauge is forming.

H.

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Re: Why so few tank locos?
« Reply #47 on: August 29, 2012, 08:51:50 PM »
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and Parkwood are doing a resin LNER V1 2-6-2T body . . . . . . .

Sounds like quite a list of tank loco kits available in N gauge is forming.

H.

Hi H

Sadly Parkwood are not (yet?) releasing the V1/V3.

I saw it in your latest Nspirations (Great read by the way - keep up the excellent work) and e-mailed Parkwood to find out more details.

Stephen Searson's reply was: -

Hi,
The V1/3 is not available as I cannot get a suitable resin moulding to use for a casting master.
Regards,
Steve.

A shame, I would have bought one there and then.

Cheers

Roy

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Re: Why so few tank locos?
« Reply #48 on: August 29, 2012, 09:05:16 PM »

Sadly Parkwood are not (yet?) releasing the V1/V3.


Yep, that's right, as I said Parkwood are 'doing' one. It's not 'currently' available but he is working on it. The main pattern model has been made and AFAIA he's working on being able to produce a suitable casting mould for production. Fingers crossed it will be available soon.

H.

 

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