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Bagnall 3024 "Monarch" in OO9
As I build models of articulated locomotives I also wanted a Meyer type included in my collection. Models of Meyers are rare so every oppurtunity to get one should put to good use. So I acquired this kit in August 2009. It is produced under the Golden Arrow Productions label and can be ordered via http://www.goldenarrow.me.uk/.
It is a "body only kit". This means you have to acquire just about everything under the footplate including the cylinders and the valve gear. The latter is a major problem is there is no supplier for an approriate set of Walschaerts' valve gear. Golden Arrow recommend using two Ibertren N scale Cuckoo chassis which are hard to get and very unprototypical. So there is a lot of "hair" on this kit. Basically it is a head start for a scratch building project. Well I bought it and in due course will sort these problems out.