A well-made example of "Maisie", LBSC's take on Ivatt's renowned large-boilered Atlantic, designed for the Great Northern Railway.
Copper superheated boiler fed by injector and axle pump, with auxiliary hand pump in tender. Twin cylinders, slide valves actuated by inside Stephenson's valve gear with pole reverser. Cab-operated drain cocks, mechanical lubricator behind front buffer beam.
Painted in green, lined in black and white. Original sign-written cabside numbers and tender lettering. Tender frames in Indian Red, lined in crimson.
I have a high regard for this design - I've never had a Maisie that didn't steam well or failed to set a good pace on the club track. To my mind a light 3 ½ inch gauge express engine has much to recommend it over a 5 inch gauge tank engine - they are lighter to handle, challenging to drive well and easily capable of keeping up with 5 inch traffic with their relatively large wheels (and I speak as a Maisie owner myself!)
Locomotive 27 inches
Tender 17 inches
|3 1/2 inch