Fourth in my series of locos that never quite made it is, quite frankly, scraping the barrel somewhat, but I came across this picture this afternoon and thought I might as well share it. Before 'Pandora', the 2-6-2T loco that runs on 'Shifting Sands', was built, the same chassis was to have been host to a steam outline locomotive based very loosely on the Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway rebuilds of Severn-Lamb 'Rio Grande' locomotives. These tall, thin, low boilered machines were used in the early years of the CCLR operation between 1991 and 1995.
Rebuilding a Bachmann US 0-6-0 body got me this far:
The idea was to complete the locomotive as a 2-6-0 with large rear overhang, which would just about pass on a steam outline machine with no boiler/firebox to worry about. I have dug into my archives to find a drawing of the whole loco:
Maybe it is an idea I might revisit one day?