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Part-built 7 1/4 inch gauge Tinkerbell - stock code 2195

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, hornblocks
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
Outer dome
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