Need help identifying loco

 
  ianb26 Station Master

I purchased the following locomotive - pictured - at Waverley Model Railway Exhibition on Sunday and would like to know what class it is. I have checked photos on Google and am assuming it is a class 42, but a lot of the photos depict the roof fans as 2x2, whereas the model has a "straightline" setup of 1x4. The description on the seller's price tag has it listed as "NSW Candy Diesel Locomotive - F3A".

Can anyone help me regards Class number and how many there were in the class, as the model does not have any road numbers on it.

Thanks in advance.

PS Can't find how to upload photo from my computer. Clicking on insert image requires a URL.

OOOPPPPS Didn't realise I had to have a Flickr account to upload a photo. Hopefully my description of the seller's price label can help. Soory to be a "pain".

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  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Sounds like a American repaint, thus totally incorrect.  Does it have 4 axles or 6 ( ie a 8 wheeler or a 12 wheeler - Bo BO or Co CO)

if a Bo Bo yes it is a cheap american repaint that has nothing in common (appearance wise) apart from perhaps the paint colour..

Regards,
David Head
  ianb26 Station Master

Hi thanks for the quick reply. It came in while I was editing the post! It is an 8 wheeler. Tried to add photo from Flickr, but you can see what the result of that was!
  nscaler69 Deputy Commissioner

Location: There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots.
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  ianb26 Station Master

Thanks for that. Laughing How did you do it?
  ianb26 Station Master

My original post does not appear to be answered properly. All I need to know is what Class this is, is it supposed to be a Class 42 or something else. How many locomotives were in this class?

I apologise if this sounded offensive, but all I want to do is number my loco for DCC purposes.

Thank you.
  brissim Chief Train Controller

My original post does not appear to be answered properly. All I need to know is what Class this is, is it 42 or something else. How many locomotives were in this class?

I apologise if this sounded offensive, but all I want to do is number my loco for DCC purposes.

Thank you.
ianb26
It has been answered above. This is not a NSWR 42 Class loco. It is a repaint of an American loco - a F7A I think - in NSW Candy colours. While the body shape is similar it has a totally different fan arrangement on the roof and is only an 4-axle loco (the 42 Class has 6 axles). And believe me - no 42 Class was ever painted in candy colours - completely different eras.

Having said that, there's nothing wrong with a bit of artistic licence and you can number it what ever you want.

Tony

Edit - I stand corrected - as per your original post its a model of an American EMD F3A painted in candy colours.
  ianb26 Station Master

OK, thank you for that. Being from Victoria I'm not all that familiar with NSW locos. It's just that I found some NSW loco photos on Google and there was 1 or 2 that looked very similar. I have been wrapped in that style of EMD locos ever since VR introduced them in the 50s with the B Class.

Sorry for sounding a bit arrogant in my previous posts, but I was getting a bit stressed trying to match my purchase with the "real thing". Fancy a model railway loco getting a person stressed! I will take artistic licence and create "my own class". I think I will make it a "423 class" Laughing

Thanks again for your help.
  Piston Train Controller

OK, thank you for that. Being from Victoria I'm not all that familiar with NSW locos. It's just that I found some NSW loco photos on Google and there was 1 or 2 that looked very similar. I have been wrapped in that style of EMD locos ever since VR introduced them in the 50s with the B Class.

Sorry for sounding a bit arrogant in my previous posts, but I was getting a bit stressed trying to match my purchase with the "real thing". Fancy a model railway loco getting a person stressed! I will take artistic licence and create "my own class". I think I will make it a "423 class" Laughing

Thanks again for your help.
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