Parts for an 0-4-2 tank engine to Roger Marsh's renowned "Tinkerbell" design, the first 7 1/4 gauge locomotive allowing the driver to sit in the cab rather than ride behind. Intended for commerical use when completed, this engine has been professionally-built thus far to a high standard.
Work completed to date:
Main frames completed and assembled with buffer beams and stretchers,
Driving and trailing wheels CNC-machined from EN8 steel
Axle boxes in cast iron, machined for roller bearings (supplied), ready to fit to frames
New locomotive-type steel boiler by Bell Boilers, fusible plug, expanded-in steel tubes, with all paperwork and hydraulic test certificate
Set of four machined buffers
In addition there are a set of castings for the cylinders and flycranks.
"Tinkerbell" is a straightforward design to build, drawings and castings are available. The finished engine below is the one built by Joe Nemeth for the Oldown Miniature Railway, a super example which is an absolute delight to drive - with its wide seat and dropped foot-well, it's comfortable to sit in all day."
|gauge||7 1/4 inch|