5โ€ gauge loco. Anyone know much about them

5โ€ gauge loco. Anyone know much about them

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Simpo Two

75,084 posts

230 months

Friday 26th February
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James_N said:
I think it's 5" but I'm just going off a few pictures I've seen on the internet.
Measuring between the wheels might ascertain that...!

DKL

3,906 posts

187 months

Friday 26th February
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Where is Staffs chap? I've a friend Tamworth way for whom this is right up their street. They have a 5" run in their garden!

Yertis

16,094 posts

231 months

Friday 26th February
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James_N said:
Pat H said:
Yep.

Think long and hard before parting with it.

I sold my late dad’s old motorbike and really wish I hadn’t.
I do get what people are saying, and our lad said the same, he thinks its cool, but the reality is, its just sat in a shed. I've always wanted to replace the 2cv that i never got to drove, and if I could sell this, it could go towards that. I am sentimental but i see no point keeping something I am genuinely not going to use and not that interested in. Its just taking up room in our shed and getting battered by bikes and scooters!

Therefore, if I can sink the money into something i can actually use and get pleasure out of, in a project 2CV, then I'm sure my grandad would be happy with that rather than it sit in the shed for another 20 years and be knackered!
Listen to Pat's word of wisdom. I chucked away a load of my Dad's stuff not long after he died, only to massively regret it a few years down the track.

That said, a 2CV is a project to be admired and envied.


James_N

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2,354 posts

199 months

Friday 26th February
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DKL said:
Where is Staffs chap? I've a friend Tamworth way for whom this is right up their street. They have a 5" run in their garden!
About 30 odd miles! Not far at all

I do understand what people are saying about getting rid but it's just gathering dust and as said, I can put the cash towards something I want and can use smile

DKL

3,906 posts

187 months

Friday 26th February
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James_N said:
About 30 odd miles! Not far at all

I do understand what people are saying about getting rid but it's just gathering dust and as said, I can put the cash towards something I want and can use smile
pm sent James.

James_N

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2,354 posts

199 months

Friday 26th February
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DKL said:
pm sent James.
Cheers replied smile

Flying Phil

1,263 posts

110 months

Saturday 27th February
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There is to be a Zoom talk on building a 5" garden railway on March 7th. Details on the Great Central website in the "Reunification" section.

silverfoxcc

6,607 posts

110 months

Sunday 28th February
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TBH

Looking at the pics , you would be looking at 150-200 .looks like a bit of work needed

I would go along with the others ..hang on to it and run it for the kifds. Join the locel ME group and get help from those ITK