'S' Scale Modeling
NEW ZEALAND RAILWAY(NZR)

MY RAILWAY FROM THE GROUND UP "Modeling the Dream"

Rimutaka 2-6-0 0-6-2 Garratt - scratchbuild

In 1931 NZR proposed to build a North British Garratt for the Rimutaka incline but due to the current problems incountered at the time with the 3 Beyer garratts this never got pass the drawing board.
Proposed plan for a North British garratt for the Rimutaka Incline in 1931
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The Scratchbuild mech using 2 x 2-6-2 'Prarie' HO US locos
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Original mech
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Metal cast frame - showing cut pieces removed
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Revised mech
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#31(Nth British Garratt)
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Revised mech pair
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Rimutaka Garratt - Weathering
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Ash pan levers
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Styrene headstock build
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Rimutaka Garratt - Weathering
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Interior cab view
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Test run of both mech's round the layout
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Front water tank and brass parts fitted
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Front section of chassis 1
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Front water tank after painting
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Styrene build of the rear water/coal bunker
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Looking good
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Styrene build of front water tender and main frame
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Wiring the garratt
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Over veiw of work so far
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G31 and recently painted Ab
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Garratt decoder placement and wiring of
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Styrene build of main frame
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Garratt decoder - pc board
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Styrene build of ash pan
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#31(Nth British Garratt)
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Over all pic of work so far
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Styrene build of cab and boiler
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Styrene build of cab and boiler
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Back head detail
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Rear of cab showing swivel coal tray from tender
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Smoke stack front door
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Boiler hand rails &sand dome
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Styrene build todate
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Cab roof and rear profile
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Side profile of work to date
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Side photo of boiler and smoke box door with detail added
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