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 Post subject: NBL 4-8-2 Locomotives for New Zealand (1939)
PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2024 7:36 am 

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Towards the end of March 2024, I stumbled across a number of journals of the New Zealand Model Railway Guild. One of these, the March 2021 edition, included a pictorial article about J1211 North British 4-8-2 Locomotive No. 24534 of 1939.

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2024/03/26/th ... e-network/

40 No. 4-8-2 locomotives which were built in 1939 by the North British Locomotive Company and became the New Zealand Railways (NZR) J class.


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 Post subject: Re: NBL 4-8-2 Locomotives for New Zealand (1939)
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2024 10:24 pm 

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The CNR U-1f 4-8-2's (MLW 1944-1945) had similar nose casings which were later removed. 6060 had an extended career handling fantrips.

Interesting that such similar-looking engines would operate on opposite sides of the Earth, although still in the Commonwealth.

Phil Mulligan


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 Post subject: Re: NBL 4-8-2 Locomotives for New Zealand (1939)
PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2024 4:09 pm 

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Yes, Phil

Especially as the locomotives were not sourced from the same builders.

Perhaps the design of one was based on the design of the other?

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Roger


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 Post subject: Re: NBL 4-8-2 Locomotives for New Zealand (1939)
PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2024 12:10 am 

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The CNR engines are substantially larger than their NZGR counterparts. CN is 1435 mm gauge (4' 8 1/2") while NZR is 1067 mm (3' 6") and the engines are proportional to their gauges. The U-1f is 93 ft long while the J is 66 ft 11 in long.

Both the NZ and Canadian engines included both oil and coal-fired engines and all have Vanderbilt tenders

Phil Mulligan


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