A Garratt In Miniature

Hunslet work first


With my resident model engineering society on the move this year, the likelyhood of my old hunslet getting a fair few runs, is unlikely. Hence, I’ve made the decision to restore her during the clubs downtime.

Basically its a re-pipe, as the water feeds are too small for this size of loco. Bigger injectors all round.

This will mean that there will be some downtime on the garratt until work is completed.

Cheers, Chris

4 responses to “Hunslet work first

  1. Edward Parrott October 29, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    Hi Chris…any more updates this year?

    Watching with great interest and contemplating a 7¼” version!


    • ngg16 October 29, 2012 at 4:23 pm

      Hi Ed,

      Its been a bit of a busy time to be honest. The Hunslet is partly back together – a bit of pipework needed to complete it. The big obstacle is a house move, which is taking longer than I thought it would. More than likely its gonna be the middle of next year, before I can get going on the Garratt again.

      Rest assured that I’m not giving up – I’m raring to get going again – but a home comes first (so the missus says!)

      Cheers for the interest.

  2. Sean November 20, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    Hi Chris,

    I hav been looking at doing a articulated engine for a while now but feel a challenger or big boy is simply too big! Love the idea of 5″ ngg16 nice size engine with heeps of power. Will be a while before I can get stuck into a model again after a recent move to NZ

    Would be interested in knowing where you got your drawings from and or if you would be interested in selling a copy of the work you have done on CAD as I presume this is correct scale?

    Brilliant work and much admiration of the quality!


    • ngg16 November 21, 2012 at 9:28 am

      Hi Sean,
      Thanks for your kind comments.

      Yes, it’s basically 1/5 scale at 5″ gauge. As for drawings, cad files etc, I don’t want to release anything until I know it’s going to work. This is an unknown until I have completed one bogie.

      Unfortunately, with a new house rebuild underway and no new workshop yet, the project has stalled until then. Next year, will definitely see progress once again.

      Cheers, Chris

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