Manufactures of Gauge 1
Live Steam Locomotive Model kits
and accessories in 10mm scale
Scale :- 10mm : 1ft
Length :- 1.75 “ ( 553mm)
Weight :- 8 lb (3.4kg) dry weight.
Fuel :- Alchohol (Methylated spirit) supplied by constant level feed system.
Cylinders :- Two, 7/16” bore x 7/8” stroke ( 11.1 mm x 22 mm)
Boilers :- Internally fired, multi flue, superheated. with safety valve. Built from
copper and bronze, silver soldered throughout. Tested to 200psi
(13bar) Max.allowable pressure 100psi (6.5bar)
Controls :- Regulator, blower, pressure gauge, spirit valve and water level test cock.
Valvegear :- Slip eccentric.
Lubrication :- Displacement (Rosco) type.
Water feeds :- Water carried in the tender which contains handpump A retro fit
axledriven pump with its pipework and bypass control valve will be
available at a later date.
General :- Front bogie is sprung. All other axles unsprung. Buffers and coupling hooks
are sprung. Wheels and axles are to Gauge One ‘Standard’ dimensions.
Minimum Radius of curves 7’ 6” (2.3 m) on prototype.
Complete kit spirit fired
This kit can be paid for in 12 monthly instalments,
add £109 for postage
or in 1 delivery once kit complete £30.
Complete kit electric £980
Production :- BATCH 8 started May 2017
The 2P class of locos were initially the result of Fowlers rebuilding program of earlier inside cylinder 4-4-0s during the period 1912-1924. These all had 7’-0” drivers and were coupled to Johnson flared top tenders. They became known as the ‘483’ class. In 1928 Fowler instigated a batch of completely new class 2Ps which by 1932 numbered 138 locos. These all had 6’-9” drivers and were coupled to fowlers flat sided tenders. They carried running numbers 563 to 700. Included in this batch were three supplied to the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway, Nos. 633,4,5. The last of the 2Ps was scrapped in 1963 and non were preserved. During their lifetime they appeared in MR/ LMS red, SDJR blue, LMS black and BR black liveries.
Our model represents the Fowler version of 1928 with the 6’-9” drivers and flat sided tender. It can be built as Midland / early LMS with the reverser and ejector on the right or later LMS / BR with them on the left. The frames are laser cut steel as are the coupling and connecting rods. The sheet metalwork is etched from brass with all components ready profiled, self jigging assembly tabs where possible and holes piloted. This model has been designed with twin cylinders.
The tender contains a hand pump, allowing extended running times. The lubricator will need refilling after about 30-40 minutes. The meths capacity should give well over 30 minutes use, depending on speed and load. We have made provision for the addition of an axle pump system at a future date.
GAUGE ONE STARTER KITS
These are ideal for those whose machining facilities or skills are limited or whose modelling time is at a premium. They are a good stepping stone from the 4mm and 7mm kits into the world of gauge one live steam, before tackling one of our more advanced designs.
The loco kit is assembled using nuts and bolts and glue with no soldering required. This will be done by ourselves where needed. The boilers are built, tested and certified in house. The steam chests and cylinder units come part assembled with pistons and valves in place ready for you to carry out the final assembly and seal them up. Laser cut steel frames, rods etc will need a little cleaning up and some piloted holes opening out to size with a drill. The etched brass components are supplied as flat sheets with only the simplest of bends left for you to do. Where these bends are required there is a fold line etched half way into the brass, allowing a neat, sharp bend. The boiler wrapper, the cab roof and the footplate droppers will be formed by us. All essential pipework will be formed with the fittings soldered in place. The wheels will be on axles and quartered. Detail castings are in brass, nicklesilver or if only cosmetic, whitemetal.
All machining is done. Pressure gauge, screws ,nuts, rivets, ‘O’ ring seals, springs etc. are included to complete the assembly. You will require some hand tools such as some fine files, small screwdrivers and spanners. Small pliers and tweezers are essential to position screws and nut where fingers cannot go. A drilling facility (which could be an electric drill on a stand) may be useful.
The model making hobby is littered with part built projects which have been abandoned because the modeller has hit a problem. We offer a ‘Get out of trouble service. It could be advice on the phone, a practical soldering training session in our works, correcting a mishap or setting valve timing. We include two hours free support or training session in our works and will try to advise over the phone during normal working hours. Over and above the two free hours there will be a nominal charge.