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Two Footers outside of the US / Davenport Drawings
« on: June 03, 2013, 02:41:47 PM »
The Statfold Barn Railway in England has purchased Davenport 1586 of 1917 first thought to be 1733 but after a bit of measuring this is not the engine. Our engine was purchased by Dodge and Seymonds of New York and shipped to India. We know that there is some imformation in Iowa State University but have not a replie back from them is there any drawings for a 7'' x 10'' loco out there in some ones collection does anyone know Thank Stuart

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Other Narrow Gauge / Re: WW1 Baldwin 10-12-D Still out there
« on: June 02, 2013, 02:58:07 AM »
Yes the little Davenport is now at Statfold and is now at the front of the restoration queue, but we got to get on with the Hudswell Clark 972.

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Work and Events / Re: WW&F No. 11 - Official Work Thread
« on: April 08, 2013, 03:36:45 PM »
Fantastic work on the CAD model congratulation to all, I have a question about the Baldwin drawings link, We at Statfold in the UK have just taken delivery of 2 Baldwins from India. They are the  WW 1 4-6-0 type but they are in poor condition, the Indians have had the best out of them. Does anyone know if the drawings exist which I can see that there is a huge data base of drawings could any one point us in the right direction thanks

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Work and Events / Re: WW&F No. 9 - Official Work Thread
« on: April 07, 2013, 03:59:50 AM »
At Statfold  in the UK we turn our frame up sie down so the 10 ton crane can lower the wheel set in and out. Its easy that way, the boiler then goes in when the frames are finnished.

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General Discussion / Re: Who Am I? or, Let's Introduce Ourselves
« on: April 05, 2013, 03:46:56 PM »
My name is Stuart Tomlinson and live in the England UK. I have all ways liked steam engines as I like railway road and any steam plant as long as it is steam powered. I started at the local model engineering club at first I was only 12 at the time but that stopped when we moved house. T There was no local model engineering club near us but there was traction engines up the road in a yard. I became very good friend to the owner of the yard and his 1911 Fowler traction ELSA named after his wife. The yard was owned by a man Ted Sansome and he taught me lots about steam engine and how to drive them,we all ways drove the engine to rally on the road covering about 300 miles a year. I was all so an apprentice toolmaker by this time so I leant to make the parts to fix the engines. When I was 23  Ted gave me the engine on my birthday but 3 months later he died, I have now the engine for 23 years now and its a big part our life. we have just finnised a 6 year boiler rebuild we only kept the side sheet as you call them in the states the rest is all new.
 After a few years as a fitter a job came up at the Statfold Barn Railway near Birmingham which is owned by a MR G Lee  The railway is a mixed gauge 2feet and 2' 6 gauge and 1 and 1/2 miles long  We have now restored 17 locos of English and German make  and one very unusal French loco. If you want to see what we do watch on Youtube, we have  3 open days a year when we steam all the locals. The current project is the Hudswell Clarke that was in Fiji which ran on the Coral Coast Railway the same as that's Edalvale. The loco has had a diesel convertion in it, which is quite horrific in what they did to it, we are going to rebuild it back to its 1936 condition when the Belpair boiler was fitted.
 I have been to America 3 times first time we went to Cass the second to bring back to England a ploughing engine from the Ford museum.
 I have all ways liked a American narrow gauge locos so I can keep up to  date on what you are doing one day I might get there, I will post on progress at Statfold

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