RH Double Fairlie

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RH Double Fairlie

Post by dewintondave » Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:56 am

Anyone thinking of ordering the upcoming Roundhouse double Fairlie?
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Re: RH Double Fairlie

Post by Busted Bricks » Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:31 pm

Nope, wrong scale (and I couldn't afford it anyway). I've sworn that since I will soon have a fiber laser for cutting metal and I'm training as a CNC machinist, I will not buy RTR locos anymore.

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Re: RH Double Fairlie

Post by dewintondave » Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:04 am

Same with me. I recently saw the "plan" view of it and beside 45mm track I knew it was too small :D
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Re: RH Double Fairlie

Post by IanC » Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:59 pm

Not me. Too expensive for me and not even on my wants list.
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Re: RH Double Fairlie

Post by SpudUk » Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:01 am

Ooooh I didn't even know anything about this!
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Re: RH Double Fairlie

Post by HereticUK » Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:17 pm

Will this be available in 45mm gauge?
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Re: RH Double Fairlie

Post by dewintondave » Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:38 am

HereticUK wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:17 pm
Will this be available in 45mm gauge?
Yes, but not gauge adjustable :(
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Re: RH Double Fairlie

Post by HereticUK » Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:02 am

That makes sense, since Taliesin was also non-adjustable. Do we have any ideas about pricing?
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Re: RH Double Fairlie

Post by Paul_A_C » Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:50 am

I would guess something in the region of the price of the Beyer-Garratt; articulated loco with two power units.

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Re: RH Double Fairlie

Post by JMORG » Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:55 am

Unfortunately it's difficult to justify the Roundhouse one when we already have a Peter Angus James Spooner. Some of our locals will be buying one though...
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Re: RH Double Fairlie

Post by cncmodeller » Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:31 pm

I don't see why it should be the same price as a Beyer-Garratt as the power bogie on it's own is about £600 and if you say the rest of the loco is no more 'bulk' than a typical scale £2000 loco that they produce it should be by my reckoning be no more than 3K.

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Re: RH Double Fairlie

Post by Merddin Emrys » Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:36 pm

It's on the Roundhouse website as DLG, I would love one if it could be made as Merddin Emrys, apart from colour and nameplates how different are the two locomotives ?

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Re: RH Double Fairlie

Post by cncmodeller » Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:52 pm

I've just checked my brilliant book ' Fairlie Locomotives of North Wales' and they look very similar apart from that Merddin Emrys has a 1 foot longer wheelbase and a more closely sheeted in cab side, visually you can see a bit more boiler from the side in front of the sandboxes, wouldn't worry me.

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Re: RH Double Fairlie

Post by Merddin Emrys » Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:09 pm

Thanks John, I work with a rubber rule really lol, so if it looks right... :thumbup:

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Re: RH Double Fairlie

Post by TonyW » Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:20 pm

Differences between DLG and Merrdin include:
- Smokebox doors, handles and handrails
- Clack valves on top of boiler behind chimney (DLG only)
- Different cab side profiles (more open on DLG, enclosed on ME)
- Length of side tanks (longer on DLG)
- Position of sand pots (alongside smokeboxes on DLG, alongside boiler on ME)
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