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No 4 'Victory'
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- Updated Oct 18th 2003 -


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In spring 1998 the German model railway magazine 'MIBA' and the 'ARGE Spur 0' (the German counterpart to the Gauge O Guild) announced a model building competition. The only condition was to use a Fleischmann 'Magic Train'-model as a basis. Since I have a constant weakness for Garratt locomotives I decided to start my Garratt collection with a tiny little narrow gauge Garratt.
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One of the nicest narrow gauge Garratts is the first ever - the K1 of the Tasmanian Railways. The K1 is currently under reconstruction (--> Welsh Highland Railway). I chose this loco for the main dimensions. But there were some things with the K1 that forced me to build a freelance model. First of all a 'real' Garratt has to be with cylinders pointing outwards. So I turned the bogies.
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Secondly my loco should have a water tank with rounded edges similar to the ‚Sitarama‘ of the Nepal Government Railways. I tried to copy the boiler diameter as well.
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From the No 50 Garratt of the Sierra Leone Railway I borrowed the bridge frame.
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Thus my very own Garratt loco came into being. And I think she looks very convincing.

Want to know more about Garratt locomotives? --> Gavin Hamilton's great Garratt locomotive site.
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The following pictures show which parts of the Magic Train model I used.
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The boiler is much thicker than the one of the original 'Magic Train' model because it has to serve 4 cylinders.
Most of the additional parts are selfmade.
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The next pictures show the final result:
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Narrow Gauge Garratt  'Victory' No 4
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'Victory' on duty at the 'Mbele Mbele Railway'
(The water wagon is a modified Magic Train tank wagon,
the coaches are newly liveried Bachmann Coaches)
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This model gained the third prize in the MIBA competiton!

Read up in MIBA 12/98 (sorry - German only):


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