little & large - a challenge

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little & large - a challenge

Postby andrewnummelin » Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:43 pm

The decision to participate in the Scalefour Society's "Socially-Distanced Challenge" led to me thinking about something appropriate to the Circle.

So what were the very smallest and largest rolling stock items used on a standard gauge Welsh railway?

Plural because size could be defined in different ways (length, volume, mass, ...).
Please exclude articulated or permanently coupled sets (did the GWR's Pollens work in Wales?), and things that would not appear in a revenue earning train (so not platelayers' or Wickham trolleys).
Finally, being a Research Circle, please don't simply quote from Wikipedia or similar. References should be to original rather than secondary sources
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Re: little & large - a challenge

Postby Rhobat Bryn » Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:48 pm

If rolling stock includes locomotives (which I believe it does), my opening bid for largest category would be a Barry Railway Class D 0-8-0 tender engine
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Re: little & large - a challenge

Postby Noel » Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:27 pm

Largest locomotives - Class 47 [weight 114 Tons], BR 9F 2-10-0 [highest steam TE], Class 47 [highest diesel BHP]. No clue on primary sources, I'm afraid, strictly secondary [Ian Allan...]
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Re: little & large - a challenge

Postby Noel » Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:48 pm

Noel wrote:BR 9F 2-10-0 [highest steam TE]


I forgot the Kings, with a higher TE [oops...], also the largest and heaviest British 4-6-0...
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Re: little & large - a challenge

Postby NCB » Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:25 pm

For largest tank engine, I bid Collett 72XX 2-8-2T.
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Re: little & large - a challenge

Postby NCB » Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:33 pm

for longest tender engine, I bid LMS Princess Royal 4-6-2.
https://www.semaphoresandsteam.com/p348 ... #h51f5e258
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