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Post  Twomanydjs on Fri 01 Feb 2013, 9:40 am

i am in the market for a 3ft narrow gauge Steam loco to pull 2 or 3 coaches up a steep hill if any one wants to design one for me ill have a look and build it.
if interested i will need Front, Side and Top profile drawings like these
Calling all loco designers Bobo_loco_front
Calling all loco designers Bobo_loco_side
Calling all loco designers Bobo_loco_top
this is the diesel loco that is being built for the line.
any takers good luck
Dave R

* Edit ( i give up trying to post pics on here what am i doing wrong Sad )

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Post  j3801 on Fri 01 Feb 2013, 9:53 am

Hi Dave,

Fixed your post up for you.(Have a look as to what I did i removed the img src=" bits)

As for designing a loco, I tend not to use plans, I work from a mental image.
If you want I can finish off Onslaught and you can have it:
Calling all loco designers Onslau10
She's a dual model, with it's tender pictured above it is basically a 2' 4 1/4" engine.
Calling all loco designers 130110
Here she is reconfigured to 15 inch (X2 scale).


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Post  refman on Tue 05 Feb 2013, 4:01 pm

I have quite a fleet of 3ft guage locos, with over scale ( for standard sim track ) and to scale for the 3ft system.
Let me know if I can help.


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Post  steamnut44 on Sun 24 Feb 2013, 7:02 pm

This particular narrow gauge (2ft 6in) railway was opened in 1904 and closed thirty years later, whilst in the ownership of the LMS. It was built to serve. the farm communities in the remote Staffordshire Moorlands. It ran for a total distance of eight and a half miles from Waterhouses to Hulme End at the far end of the Manifold Valley. The trackbed is still in situ today and now serves as a cycleway. The original station at Hulme End survives as a tourist information centre and although nothing else remains of the railway, except the thirty odd bridges that cross the River Manifold, it would be nice to bring this forgotten railway to life again in MSTS.

Someone made an attempt to build this route for MSTS many years ago, but it got abandoned like so many other routes did during that period. I have toyed with the idea of having a go at building this route, but it needs the two locos and stock, which ran on it. which is why I am writing this message. I can supply the drawings for these but am not capable of building them.
Both locos where 2-6-4 Tanks and where quite large compared to other ng railways. There where 4 rather unusual passenger coaches (two first/thirds and two third/brake ends) with sloping roofs and ornate balcony ends. Goods stock comprised of one bogie covered goods van, two bogie flat wagons, five four wheel transporter wagons and one extended bogie version for transporting standard gauge six wheel milk tankers. If someone is willing to have a go at building these, then I will have a go at doing the route.

STEAM will ALWAYS be King!   It gave us our Great British railway network, which we all enjoy through simulation
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