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Identify this loco

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Post by Puddles » Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:29 pm

This was built by my grandfather it is o gauge and electric. It weighs about nine pounds.
My grandad had a very large o gauge layout in his loft that I never got to see as he passed away when I was very young. He built most of the locos and rolling stock himself. This is the only remaining item left from those days. It was left to my father and other items were left to his seven siblings which have all been lost in time.
The rest of the layout was sold by Granny as she needed the money at the time.
I will try and get it restored along with the other locos that I have inherited from my father.
(See other posts of mine identify this loco)
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Post by GeoffAlan2 » Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:58 am

Try looking for locos of the German or Swiss railways.

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Post by Puddles » Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:45 am

Thank you GeoffAlan2
I took your advice and googled lots of European locos but could not find a match, I then found a picture of an English loco which was an electric powered train called a metropolitan Bo Bo which does look a very good match to grandads model.
The wheel configuration on the model is not the same as the bo bo in the photo which has two sets of driving bogies,the model has six driving wheels and two bogies.
I have come to the conclusion that grandad must have modified an existing steam loco 4 6 0 using the original six driving wheels to power the train and adding another set of bogies to mimic the driving wheels of the Bo Bo.
What do people out there think ?
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Post by LC&DR » Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:19 am

The wheel arrangement 4-6-4 was a common one for electric locomotives before WW2. Other similar arrangements included 2-6-2, 2-8-2 and 4-8-4.

These were particularly common on mainland Europe, and examples could be found in France, Italy and Switzerland. There were similar types in the USA but being America they had to go bigger, and 4-6-6-4 and 4-6-6-6-4 wheel arrangement was not uncommon! One thing to note however was that the wheel arrangement of non-steam types usually counted axles, and allocated a letter to driven axles, thus a 4-6-4 would be a 2-C-2, and a 2-8-2 would be a 1-D-1.

In the UK there was only one electric locomotive built for a home railway which was arranged in this manner. In 1922 Vincent Raven constructed a locomotive intended for the abandoned North Eastern Railway overhead wire electrification scheme from York to Newcastle. NER number 13 was 2-C-2 (4-6-4) rated 1800 horse power, and received LNER number 6999, and allocated BR number 26600. It never pulled the express trains it was intended for and was stored at South Gosforth. It was withdrawn in 1950 and scrapped a year later.

This is the best picture I can find.


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This is a French 2-D-2 one.


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Post by Puddles » Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:02 am

Thank LC&DR for your information.

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