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The the loco stood on my single length of 32mm track, and that was the problem. At 20mm to the foot the track was only just over 18” gauge it should be 40mm track to represent 2ft gauge. As I was going to build my own track this was not an issue but it would mean that I would be totally on my own and the residual valve of anything I built would be minimal as it would be no use elsewhere. Hang on, the prototype for the railway was only a bit north of the Tallylyn and Corriss Railways and their 2’ 3”gauge at 20mm to the foot comes out at exactly 45mm, problems solved.
I later discovered 7/8”, scale which was only just making its way into the UK, but I am glad I did not find it earlier because the even larger scale would have limited too much the amount of railway that I would have been able to fit into the garden I ended up with.