|May 2000 -
The image on the left is from a locomotive rebuilder, this unit is similar
in style to the project Plymouth locomotive.
The details of the rebuild are simply uncanny and I
did not see this image until early in February 2000.
I think if I were to fully rebuild another of the
Plymouths I would aim for a look something like this one.
This second image is of another Plymouth. This one designed for very low
I think that with some reworking, none of which
would be too hard, the Atlas offering could be turned out as an excellent mining loco.
Prototype for Everything:
A weird one from the East Broad Top Railway is a calf and cow pair. While
only a four wheeled variant of the Atlas loco, it does give some ideas for you if you are
looking to do a multi-unit consist.
The image on the left is of an electrically powered
mining Plymouth. Designed to be 'sparkless' these locos work in areas where piston engines
would cause fires and fume type problems.
Note: The operators position is at the far left rear
of the loco.
These next two locomotive images come from:http://locomotives.net/.
The first, a mining loco, the second a 50 Ton
Lcomotives.net sells used locomotives. Check out
their site by following the link above.
You'll notice the familiar look of the second photo
of the yellow Plymouth.
Again it is only a four wheeled version of the
model, however it is almost identical to the model in general build and style.
I think this locomotive has been sold as it has been
removed from the web site. (June 2000).
It is not often you get to see these types of
industrial locomotives. Often they lurk in the background, located in smoky mills, grubby
works or dusty diggings.
But for the smaller layout, these types of locos can
come in handy. After all they provide an easy, and often freelance way to get into
modelling 7mm scale.
They provide you with the opportunity to model
narrow or standard gauge operations and provide fun when you build them, and long term
satisfaction when you operate them.
These three images come from: http://www.de.dorbyl.com/rsd/locomotive.html.
Notes:Notice the safety paint schemes.
The image to the left is from the same site as above
and shows a double-ended Plymouth shunter. Provokes some interesting thoughts for a
conversion, doesn't it.