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Y Boiler 650 Class

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One of the challenges in designing kits/models of the smaller long lived GSR/CIE locomotives is capturing the many variations between individual members of a class that arose following the Amalgamation. My kit of the GSR/CIE 650 class covered 5 different variations of the class but excluded the locos in their original and superheated state with Attock-flyaway cab and the Y Boiler version with Belpair firebox.

I am building a Y boilered version of the class as a commission & it was simpler to produce a new version of the kit than scratchbuild a new boiler firebox and smokebox and new spectacle plate.

I expect the Y Boilered version of the loco to be available to order from September 2019 for $250 NZ + $20 shipping please P.M. if interested


The Belpair boiler and heavily riveted smokebox of the Y boilered version gives the loco a more massive appearance compared to the locos with round topped fireboxes although boiler diameter and overall length of boiler,firebox and smokebox are the same for the two varieties.



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