A 3 inch
scale Foden, built to Terry Morris’ design, complete with a set of drawings.
I’ve sold two or three decent ones in recent years (including the blue one
earlier this year which went like a rocket – there are pictures and a video
the archive), however this one has fallen victim to the classic “chaotic
overhaul syndrome”, with random bits and pieces removed before the thing was
pushed into the back of a shed. The way to have approached the job really was to
have cleaned the thing thoroughly (it’s particularly grubby) then dismantle in
a rather more methodical fashion.
there is quite a decent engine here, in this scale the Foden makes a large,
powerful model which has good performance from its compound engine. Boiler is in
copper, cylinder block is cast iron with slide valves actuated by Stephenson’s
gear. Transmission is three speed, with final drive by chain.