Far from being a scaled up 5 inch gauge "Speedy" (as good a design as that is), David Adams drew up the 7 1/4 inch gauge version "Paddington" from works drawings to produce a large, powerful and authentic looking engine in this detailed design.
This engine is the result of four years work by a retired professional engineer. Work to date is to an excellent standard throughout and comprises:
In addition there is a large quantity of unmachined castings and a set of drawings mounted on a wooden batten for hanging on the workshop wall. The drawings are used but clean, with builders notes in places. There is a 4' x 2' sheet of 4mm copper for the boiler barrel and backhead which weighs in at just over the half hundredweight.
Plenty left to do but a lot of very nice quality work done. I had an almost complete one of these in last year, pictures in the archive. Drawings and castings available from Reeves.
Length 50 inches
Finished weight approx 400 pounds
|gauge||7 1/4 inch|