Peckett vs. Airfix 0-4-0 Saddle Tank

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Peckett vs. Airfix 0-4-0 Saddle Tank

Postby Proto87Stores » Fri Dec 30, 2016 4:18 pm

I was just fiddling around with my old, not yet assemble Airfix 0-4-0, with a view to making up a fully equalized chassis as a demonstration, when I see that something called a Peckett has turned up on this forum.

Question 1. Are they the same, if not what's the difference?

Question 2. Would anyone be interested in a suitable chassis kit (with wheels, which I can certainly supply)), for P4 and 00-P if I completed such.

Andy

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Re: Peckett vs. Airfix 0-4-0 Saddle Tank

Postby grovenor-2685 » Fri Dec 30, 2016 4:36 pm

Question 1. Are they the same,

Yes, in that both are small 0-4-0 saddle tank engines.
No in that they are different designs with pretty much every component different in detail.
Plenty pictures of both on the web.
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Re: Peckett vs. Airfix 0-4-0 Saddle Tank

Postby Armchair Modeller » Fri Dec 30, 2016 5:08 pm

High Level already do a chassis kit for the class depicted in the Airfix kit, though it is really intended for the Hornby RTR version.

Proto87Stores

Re: Peckett vs. Airfix 0-4-0 Saddle Tank

Postby Proto87Stores » Fri Dec 30, 2016 5:41 pm

Thanks for the quick responses.

No point in duplicating stuff that's out there. I'll just stick to making up the Airfix as a 4 wheel equalization, one-off, test of concept unit. Power bogies don't need the fore-aft stability that 0-4-0's and 0-6-0's do and I do want to solve that problem well.

Andy


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