As soon as we had a chance to run Dolgoch last March we realised that the design brief for this small locomotive had produced an almost perfect balance of performance and duration and, having instinctively avoided some of the smaller designs, the possibilities for new engines were now numerous. With Talyllyn No.1 designed and signed off we immediately re-drew our 7/8ths” Quarry Hunslet as a 16mm model, a design whose characteristics will be much the same as the TR models and should prove to be a real crowd-pleaser.
The more generous proportions of the ‘Large’ type Quarry Hunslets (as opposed to the smaller ‘Alice’ Class) will prove beneficial to the locomotive’s run-time although to avoid compromising the look of the model we will only be offering it in 32mm gauge. The model is gas-fired and fitted with a water top up valve, water check valve, miniature pressure gauge; constructed of stainless steel and etched brass with a copper boiler, the model will, as usual, be covered by our two-year warranty. As ever, we’d like to thank David Fletcher for his superb drawings, illustrating the livery options.
•Scale: 16mm to 1 foot (1:19)
•Gauge: 32mm only
•Boiler: Centre Flue
•Working Pressure: 60psi
•Minimum Radius: 600mm (2 feet)
•Reversing Gear: Piston type, reverse by lever in the cab
•Valve Gear: Simulated Stephenson’s link
•Fuel: Butane Gas
•Boiler Fittings: Safety valve, miniature pressure gauge, water level check valve
•Cab Controls: Steam regulator, gas regulator, reverse lever, lubricator, under floor water level check valve.
S19-37A Quarry Hunslet 0-4-0ST in Red 3 in stock
S19-37B Quarry Hunslet 0-4-0ST in Black 2 in stock
S19-37D Quarry Hunslet 0-4-0ST Blue 2 in stock
For an extra £40 you can have a wooden carrying box for your locomotive if ordered at the same time £44 if ordered separately.
More information about this beautiful model there will be 2 different chimneys you can use and nameplates and worksplates will not be fitted but in the box with the locomotive so you can choose its name .