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SAR/SAS Garratt
NG/G 11  No 51
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- Updated November 22nd 2004 -


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There you go - after 10 month of building - my new Garratt:
 

 

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If you read my story about building the Garratt so far (Project NGG11) you already know that the basis for this model is a kit of a German War Department tender loco. After some struggles I decided to model the first NGG 11 design because the shape of the cab fitted the one better I already possessed with the WD loco kit.
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Unfortunately to get data of the NGG 11 is quite difficult. There are some good informations about the second version (particularly since the
Sandstone Heritage Trust restored No 55 from the second lot to working order) but almost none about the first.
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I chose to build a version without cow catcher as reproduced in A.E.Durrant's outstanding book 'Garratt Locomotives Of The World'.

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A.E.Durrant
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Furthermore a version which prominently accomodates the dynamo amidst the loco bridge. Since I didn't manage to get a casting the British looking dynamo was modified from a Fleischmann Magic Train one.
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Ian Allan Library
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Tank and coal bunker superstructures clearly show their origins from the kit.
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Ash pan and back of the firebox were complex parts to build. As I mentioned on the Project NGG11 page there's few left of the original cab from the kit. Front, rear and roof were made completely new.
 
Here you see the only real shortcoming (if you want) of my model. Caused by the given layout of the valve gear of the WD loco I couldn't manage to get a prototypical clearance between cab and bunker.
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Details
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And here again "in her full beauty"
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If you're interested to read the full story from the beginning to the finished model please go on to my
"Projekt NG/G 11" page

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I'm looking forward to getting your criticism, comments and other mails.