A well-advanced North Eastern 2-8-0 to Martin Evans’
“Nigel Gresley” design, comprising a complete chassis, tender chassis with
brakes and a commercially-built silver-soldered copper boiler. Work to date is
to a high standard throughout, fit and finish of valve gear is good, axles run
in split boxes.
This would be a straightforward project to complete,
producing one of the rarer-modelled prototypes. In this day and age when
everybody wants to build glamorous express engines it’s easy to overlook the
sheer driveability of a powerful eight-coupled locomotive coupled to a short,
Complete with a set of drawings and most of the original
“Model Engineer” construction articles. Castings are available from Reeves.
(Note that the parts and castings shown in the pictures below show a grate, ashpan and firing irons - these actually belong to a Simplex built by the same man and belong to that engine not this one - only found out when firing the Simplex for boiler test yesterday and couldn't find its grate)
Locomotive 41 inches
Tender 24 inches