I'm looking for prototype information about the solitary Collett 8-wheel
tender that was built in 1930 as Lot A123. This looks quite straightforward
bash for a Collett tender body and a set-and-a-third of standard GWR
axleboxes/springs, and I have drawings of the thing including the
information that it had 3'8" wheels instead of the usual 4'1.5".
However such a contraption HAS to be paired with the right loco! It
isn't a "that sort of thing" job at all: too many smartarses around (and
rightly so, it keeps us honest and trying harder). I am told that the device
was attached to at least half a dozen locos over its career until scrapping
in the early 60s, mostly Halls and Castles. But which ones and when? I've
only got a pic of it on 5032 Usk Castle in shirtbutton GWR days. What was it
running with in my period, 1960/61?
Hall and Castle bodies await, and if necessary I'll have the correct
plates etched, since I can get a load of other GWR plates done at the same
time for specific shed allocations.
All help appreciated,
- posted 14 years ago