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Kitmaster 0-4-0 Saddle Tank Engine


Ron Bell
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Took a break from some longer term projects. Thought this would be a quick build/finish and it was. Ancient kit, needed some clean up, but really not that much. Replaced the molded in hand rails, but that's all. It's pretty cute. As usual with close up photos, you find the things you need to fix, and I will. 

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Kit is in HO scale, which is 1/87. The track is just a section of HO model rr track cut down to fit. 

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It is called 00 Gauge in the UK. Not sure if there is a scale difference of not. I often see model railway items being referred to as HO / OO gauge. I guess that it there is a scale difference between HO and OO gauge locos and rolling stock but as the actual scales are quite close, a compromise must have been made so that either can run on the same model track width.

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The scale associated with OO gauge is 1:76.   Many other of the old  Airfix and Matchbox armor kits were listed as either 1:76 or OO

In the model railroad world gauge refers to the distance between the rails

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The Rosebud Kitmaster range of locomotives went to Airfix. And along with the old Airfix line side buildings and accessories was eventually acquired by a company named Dapol and still available mainly through  UK model rail outlets.

Rosebud had a kit of the General and a Beyer Garratt that neither Aitfix or Dapol marketed.

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