ROD 2-8-0

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jasp
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ROD 2-8-0

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I understand that a member asked, at the meeting on Saturday, if these were painted blue.
The short answer is no
There is more information on the Forum under “RODs on the Caledonian” thread starting November 2012.
I have more info ...... somewhere!
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Dave John
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Re: ROD 2-8-0

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On the subject of ROD engines I have ordered some of these

https://www.shapeways.com/product/XA7XC ... arketplace

Which do look like the ones fitted to the CR type.

I will give them a coat of primer and post a pic when they arrive
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Re: ROD 2-8-0

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Thanks David, they do, indeed, look like those on the CR RODs
What I don’t understand is why they supply 6 buffers!
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David Elvy
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Re: ROD 2-8-0

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Would they have fitted these buffers to the Jumbo’s that went and came back from France?

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Re: ROD 2-8-0

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In the “RODs on the Caley” there is a pic, of a 0-6-0 showing conventional buffer housings
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Re: ROD 2-8-0

Post by Dave John »

Ok, a picture of the ROD buffers.

The surface finish is a bit grainy and the plastic rather brittle but they seem to be accurate. The preserved engines in australia had numbers close to some of those hired by the CR and were NBL builds.
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