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Andrew Barclay/Orenstein & Koppel 0-4-0WT Similarities

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  1. Corbs

    Corbs Member

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    Heya,

    Looking at pictures of AB 0-4-0WT 'Douglas' on the Talyllyn Railway, it bears a lot of similarities to the locos built by O&K, such as 'Eigiau', around the same wartime period.

    Were these built to a shared design or was it coincidental? It just seems odd considering the manufacturers were in warring countries around that time.

    My aim is to use a readily available plastic kit of the O&K to make a model of the AB loco and just wanted to see if there were similar enough to pass muster.

    Thanks

    Corbs
     
  2. ragl

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    The Barclay locos - I think that they were Class E - were a copy of the Orensteins. I believe that because of the First World War, Barclays body-swerved any licencing arrangements and made almost exact copies. I believe that there was a similar situation with the fireless locos built in the UK at the same time. Best of luck with the model.

    cheers

    Alan
     
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  3. Corbs

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    Ironically I have just been modelling 'Cegin' from Penrhyn and noticed the same thing - an uncanny similarity of parts!
     

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