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Postby ian holmes » Tue Jun 03, 2014 2:09 am

Locomotive #2 on the Sylvasprings watercress farm. It carries the name Watercress Express. I had heard tales of Locomotive number 2 but never seen a picture until now.
Scroll down until you see "Doddings Farm Second Engine"
http://twc.himac.co.uk/about/history/
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Postby Catweasel » Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:15 am

Interesting wee beastie. Shouldn't be too difficult to size it. Yatton Engineering do a 7/8th scale kit of the Jesty in both it's forms and it would make an interesting companion for it. I've taken the liberty of sending a copy to them, with the Gnatterbox as the source.
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Postby chris stockdale » Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:22 am

Hi Ian,

See, it doesn't pay to stay away from the Gnatterbox :wink:

check out:

http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t=9527

cheers,

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Postby ian holmes » Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:41 am

Thanks Stockers:
Good stuff. Locomotive number 2 will have to be a project for the refurbishment. I should be able to work that around a 24.5mm Tenshodo SPUD
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Postby Willow Creek Traction » Tue Jun 03, 2014 12:01 pm

It sure is worth modeling. I wonder what scale it would come out as using a 45mm gauge Hartland Locomotive Works 4 wheel Mack's wheelbase as starting point and built proportionally from there.
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Postby Catweasel » Tue Jun 03, 2014 1:12 pm

At a guess,I'd say the wheelbase of No2 is about 3 feet. Therefore, if 45mm is 18", the wheelbase would come out at 90mm, or 3.5 " Divide that by 3 and you would have a scale of just over 1" per foot. 1.16 or there abouts. You would have a model approx 9" long!
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Postby Nevadablue » Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:01 pm

Thanks for the link! There are some great pictures there along with the history. I really thought that the watercress farm was made up. Looks like it was a pretty good size business.
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