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Sharp, Stewart & Co 4-4-0 - Cambrian and Furness

Postby Newport_rod » Wed Dec 23, 2015 10:12 am

SCC - Sparkshot Custom Creations - have announced a series of 4mm scale 3D prints of locomotives etc., included in which are a Furness Railway, Class K2 or 21, Sharp, Stewart & Co 4-4-0 and tender. See their Shapeways website here http://www.shapeways.com/shops/sparkshotcustomcreationsscc?s=0#more-products and discussion on the Scalefour Forum here http://www.scalefour.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=4577 (the proprietor of SCC is known as Knuckles on the Scalefour Forum).

It occurs to me that the prints may provide the basis for a Cambrian Large Bogie Passenger, 61 Class. The two classes share a strong superficial resemblance to each other and 6’ driving wheels. The Cambrian locos had 3'6" bogie wheels and a wheelbase of 5'6" + 6'6½" + 8'3" (from RCTS Vol 10), but I can't comment on their FR equivalents.

Can anyone who knows more about either class comment on the idea?
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Re: Sharp, Stewart & Co 4-4-0 - Cambrian and Furness

Postby cambrian51 » Wed Dec 23, 2015 2:45 pm

Hello Rod,
I've had a look at RCTS part 10 and The Furness Railway Locomotives and Rolling Stock by R.W.Rush (Oakwood). The comparative details are noted below. In each case, the Cambrian dimensions are listed first. I leave you to draw your own conclusions!

Driving wheel 6’ 0”
6' 0"

Bogie wheel 3’ 6”
3’ 0”

Cylinders 18” x 24”
18” x 24”

Wheelbase 5’ 6” + 6’ 6½” + 8’ 3”
5’ 9” + 6’ 8” + 8’ 6”

Boiler dia 4’ 4” + 4’ 3”
4’ 2”

pitch 7’ 1”
6’ 10”

length 9’ 9”
10’ 3”

Tubes 230 x 1¾”
230 x 1¾”

Heating surface tubes1057 sq ft.
1109 sq ft

Firebox 99.5 sq ft
99.5 sq ft

Grate area 17 sq ft
17 sq ft

Weight (W.O) 40 tons 5 cwt
41 tons 6 cwt

Tender capacity ?
2500 gallons

Coal capacity 4 tons
3½ tons

Tender weight (W.O) 30 tons
28 tons 5 cwt


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Stephen

Edited by Rodney Hall to that bogie wheel diameter matches later message from Cambrian51
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Re: Sharp, Stewart & Co 4-4-0 - Cambrian and Furness

Postby cambrian51 » Mon Dec 28, 2015 10:56 am

A slight correction to the above dimensions (error on my part - put it down to old age). RCTS part 10 actually quotes a bogie wheel diameter of 3' 6" for the Cambrian 61 class.
I've rechecked the same dimension for the Furness K2 in Rush's book and it definitely says 3' 0".
However, having looked at several pictures of the K2 I suspect that 3' 6" is more likely.
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Re: Sharp, Stewart & Co 4-4-0 - Cambrian and Furness

Postby andrewnummelin » Mon Dec 28, 2015 6:21 pm

For definitive information on the Furness locos one may care to note that the HMRS lists a general arrangement drawing:
http://www.hmrs.org.uk/drawings/drawinginfo.php?id=17680
It's a shame they don't have the same for the Cambrian! But they do have drawings of the small bogie and the large Belpaire passenger classes.
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Re: Sharp, Stewart & Co 4-4-0 - Cambrian and Furness

Postby Newport_rod » Wed Dec 30, 2015 9:48 pm

Matters seem to be moving on apace and it looks as if a Cambrian 4-4-0 may well be produced. If you look at the Scalefour page to which there is link above you will find an image of the 3d print design. If anybody has any comments/suggestions for improvements please raise them!
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