(F) Prototypes I found browsing

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(F) Prototypes I found browsing

Postby chris69 » Mon Jun 01, 2009 5:39 pm

Hi guys,
I came across some great prototypes that have "model" written all over.
Be advised that most of them run on 600 / 700 / 750 mm gauge but their character is just too good.

Enjoy

Chris

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Postby chris krupa » Mon Jun 01, 2009 7:19 pm

Very similar Ruston locomotives to the Deutz's, shown in two of the pictures, ran on 18 inch gauge in the UK. I have always assumed that they could be regauged to 15 inch as that model of Ruston had a different type of gearbox and drive to the later types which cannot be regauged below 18 inches without substantial rebuilding.

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Postby commerlad » Mon Jun 01, 2009 7:54 pm

For a whole host of others; use the link below and type in battery loco in the search box (or whatever else takes your fancy).

http://www.aditnow.co.uk/photos-mines-quarries/
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Postby Steve Bennett » Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:31 pm

Very similar Ruston locomotives to the Deutzs, shown in two of the pictures, ran on 18 inch gauge in the UK. I have always assumed that they could be regauged to 15 inch as that model of Ruston had a different type of gearbox and drive to the later types which cannot be regauged below 18 inches without substantial rebuilding.


Well both could definately go down to 16"/40cm gauge, as British Insulated Cables in Warrington operated both a Deutz CXH (?) and Ruston ZLH.

Glad this came up, it reminded me of where there were sub 18" gauge Rustons, which had been bugging me since the subject came up a few weeks ago.
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