(F) Ursula at Kirklees - photos

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(F) Ursula at Kirklees - photos

Postby chris stockdale » Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:59 pm

Just picked up this link after a note from the Yahoo miniature railway e-group:



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Postby Brack » Sun Sep 23, 2012 2:31 pm

The Garratt in the Flickr link was built in Tasmania (I think) and is a scale replica of k1/k2 of the NE Dundas tramway. Owl is an Avonside articulated (kind of like a Heisler). Hawk is a half size version of the Barclays Kitson Meyer 'Kakavos' built for the Anglo-Greek Magnesite Company.

This website has some good info/photos on the Kirklees locos:


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Postby MichaelPG » Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:22 pm

The Garratt in the Flickr link was built in Tasmania (I think) and is a scale replica of k1/k2 of the NE Dundas tramway.

Yes, built in Tasmania, but not quite scale. It was built using the original works drawings but the scales are different laterally, longitudinally, and vertically, and when you look closely there's a lot of "inspired by" rather than "scale model". But when you see it in the metal it looks just right.

Also has a genuine Victorian era Beyer Peacock whistle from an Australian main line loco which has a different tone to any modern whistle I've yet heard. It will soon have a name, and nameplates to suit. From now on it will be a regular performer at Perrygrove.

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