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Which Loco

ENGINENUTT

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Posted: Wed 24th Jun 2015, 10:24am
Which Loco

I am looking to purchase a loco that I can put in my Fiat Dublo that is a maximum of 45" long without the tender ( if any ). It must not be too heavy eg over 4oolb. I will mainly be using it for club use but would like to use it for portable track work to pull 2 coaches. I have been looking at the likes of a Wren,Elidir,Pearl etc and would appreciate any thoughts from the members as what would be most suitable for my use. Also the thoughts on the pulling power of these locos
 

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PeteW

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Posted: Wed 24th Jun 2015, 5:56pm

Here is my Bridget with 2 coaches of 4 feet each. I think she could probably manage another one providing the track is dry. The Jessie I owned recently had similar capabilities. Both easy engines to handle and drive.
Here is my Bridget with 2 coaches of 4 feet each. I think she could probably manage another one providing the track is dry. The Jessie I owned recently had similar capabilities. Both easy engines to handle and drive.
 

ENGINENUTT

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Posted: Thu 25th Jun 2015, 4:12pm

Thank you PeteW for your information.
I was erring more towards narrow gauge outline to get a more upright firing position due to back problems.
Any body else got any suggestions ?
I would also like to sit in the tender/riding car
 

PeteW

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Posted: Fri 26th Jun 2015, 1:24pm

I gathered from your list you were looking at NG locos. I put this up as you mentioned Wren and Pearl, which I think are similar weight to Bridget.

The Stafford I owned previously weighed 400 lbs and could pull at least 3 times as much as the Bridget.

Pete.
 
 
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