ROD 2-8-0

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jasp
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ROD 2-8-0

Post by jasp » Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:29 am

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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Re: ROD 2-8-0

Post by Dave John » Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:52 pm

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

Post by jasp » Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:50 pm

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

Post by David Elvy » Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:25 pm

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

Post by jasp » Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:48 am

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 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:52 pm

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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