Re: The narrow gauge question? Best gauge?

The Bickfords <womloc4@...>


I have here a detailed scale plan from athe Octber 1997 issue of Continental Modeller magazine.
It shows the front tank at 6'7" wide, the cab at 7'0" wide over the handrail knobs and the rear tank/bunker at 6'6" wide.

Mike Bickford
Berowra & Nalya Tramway
Sydney, Australia

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From: "Steamfreak" <>
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Sent: Thursday, February 08, 2007 6:50 PM
Subject: RE: [LRRSA] Re: The narrow gauge question? Best gauge?

I viewed a drawing last night for the attachment of weights
to the underframes of the NU louvre vans to reduce their
centre of gravity. If these weights needed to be added to
vehicles that were 6ft 3in wide to stabilize them what would
wider vehicles have been like?! Maybe the width of the VR NG
vehicles is right, but then again the ex Mt Lyell 3ft 6in
gauge cars sit reasonably well on 2ft 6in.
By contrast, how wide is the NGG16 at Puffing Billy compared to an NA?


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