|Erik-Jan Stroetinga||"Dacre" narrow gauge loco|
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0-6-2 GER 1003
0-4-2 GWR 14xx class
This is a freelance model of a typical narrow gauge locomtive as used in Wales on gauge 0 or 1. It was build early 2001 over a period of 12 weeks.
This small narrow gauge loco has outside frames. This
makes it possible that the wheels can be shifted over the axles.
In october 2005 I've build some goods wagons to go with it.
Information of this freelance design is available on the fabulous web-site of Dick Summerfield. (klick here for his site) . On his site you'll find lots of other practical information about the 16mm narrow gauge scale.
We started this project in early 2001 and it was designed, built, tested and painted over a period of 12 weeks.
Because this is an outside framed locomotive, there is a possibility to slide the wheels over the axles. They can be positioned in either gauge 0 (32mm) or gauge 1 (45mm). This dual gauge locomotive can therefore be steamed on many model railways.
Three locomotives were build at first (by Dick, Arie and me), fired either with gas of spirit. The design was published and since a few more have been build in Holland, Germany and even UK with success.
View of the platework of the loco
The completion of the full drawing set and writing a series of articles about the construction this locomotive (in Dutch) took more than a year. It was published in a monthly magazine “Onder Stoom”. Take a look at their web-site (Dutch only)
The full scale printed version of the drawing set is available at the “Nederlandse Vereniging van Modelbouwers”. Take a look at their web-site (Dutch and English).
Or take a look at "Downloads" on this site.
Inner space between a 5" gauge and 3.5 gauge track is just 32 mm. So the Dacre can be run on a raised track.