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Rhymney Railway Class A & A1 0-6-2T

Postby 87J » Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:24 pm

When these locos were rebuilt by the GWR, did they retain their original tanks ?

Also, I understand they were fitted from new with screw reversers - if so were these retained after the rebuild ?

Thanks in advance for taking the time to answer.
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Re: Rhymney Railway Class A & A1 0-6-2T

Postby Penrhos1920 » Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:37 pm

When rebuilt with a standard 10 boiler they kept their Rhymney tanks. But the cabs and bunkers were altered. The tanks received Splash Plates to stop water/feet going between the tanks and boiler. The GW also added Tank Ties to stop the tanks spreading at the top.

There's a good drawing in Russell's GWR Absorbed Engines that shows a std10 boiler and all the other mods that were done. I suggest you scan it at maximum resolution and print out as big as you can to read all of the text and dimensions.
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Re: Rhymney Railway Class A & A1 0-6-2T

Postby Penrhos1920 » Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:47 pm

PS. The Splash Plates where both on top of the tanks and on the front of the tanks. Which gives the impression of the tanks being replaced or enlarged.

PPS. I hadn't realised that they had a screw reverser, but now I look I can see it was retained on GWR drawing.
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Re: Rhymney Railway Class A & A1 0-6-2T

Postby 87J » Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:45 pm

Hello,

Thanks very much for the quick reply.
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Re: Rhymney Railway Class A & A1 0-6-2T

Postby Penrhos1920 » Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:12 pm

Here are my CAD models of a Rhymney A/A1 without a boiler (top) and a GWR rebuilt A/A1 (below):

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Once I'm happy with them I'll be offering them as 3D prints from Shapeways. Initially in 4mm, other scales by request.
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Re: Rhymney Railway Class A & A1 0-6-2T

Postby 87J » Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:00 pm

Hello,

Again, thanks very much. That's great work.
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