LGB 40520 DR Red Baggage Car

idlemarvel

idlemarvel

Neither idle nor a marvel
13 Jul 2015
2,304
Ascot
Be wary of 0-8-0 on R1 curves it runs in theory but in practice as it is a straight chassis with all flanged wheels it grinds around R1 and takes a lot of volts to make it start on R1. 2-6-2 is fine on R1. Don't even consider 2-10-2 on R1 it looks ridiculous. The 0-10-0 chassis is articulated so Saxon VIK looks and runs okay as do any Bo-Bo or 0-4-4-0 locos as long as you allow for the overhang.
 
palstig

palstig

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Rushden
Be wary of 0-8-0 on R1 curves it runs in theory but in practice as it is a straight chassis with all flanged wheels it grinds around R1 and takes a lot of volts to make it start on R1. 2-6-2 is fine on R1. Don't even consider 2-10-2 on R1 it looks ridiculous. The 0-10-0 chassis is articulated so Saxon VIK looks and runs okay as do any Bo-Bo or 0-4-4-0 locos as long as you allow for the overhang.
Thanks Dave for the advice. I think the 2-6-2 is the best choice for my track., and that anything longer will look silly, especially with the overhang.

Regards,

Paul
 
dunnyrail

dunnyrail

DOGS, Garden Railways, Steam Trains, Jive Dancing,
25 Oct 2009
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St.Neots Cambridgeshire UK
Thanks Gizzy. I will consider a Rugens 0-8-0, though the Ballerina 2-6-2 is my top choice..............so far LOL.

Paul
Hm Rungen though a nice loco was wrong gauge for the Harz.Stick to what I have said previous, few locs made in G that work.
 
Gizzy

Gizzy

A gentleman, a scholar, and a railway modeller....
26 Oct 2009
33,526
59
Cambridgeshire
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Ballerina on R2 curve....

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palstig

palstig

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Rushden
Hm Rungen though a nice loco was wrong gauge for the Harz.Stick to what I have said previous, few locs made in G that work.
Thanks Jon.

Paul