EAGLE - a 2½" gauge Locomotive

by Martin Evans

The constructional series for the GNR(I) 4-4-0 when published in Model Mechanics in 1979 proved a resounding success and many sets of castings were sold.

Technical Particulars

  • Frames 18" overall
  • Coupled Wheels 3_3/8" diameter
  • Cylinders 3/4" bore x 1_1/8" stroke
  • Slide valves operated by inside slip eccentric gear
  • Boiler barrel 3" o.d. round top
  • Drawings

  • sheet 1 : Mainframes, main horns, axlebox, buffer beams, driving wheels, coupling rods, bogie, cylinders, slidebar.
  • sheet 2 : Feed pump, smokexox tube-plate, bushes,valve gear, etc.
  • sheet 3 : Front buffer beam, stretcher, steam pipe arrangement, bogie details, etc.
  • sheet 4 : Regulator, smokebox saddle, door, grate, dome,etc.
  • sheet 5 : Details engine-tender coupling, general arrangement and plan of tender, details tender.
  • Complete Drawing set (LO955) available from Nexus Plans Service, Nexus House, Boundary Way, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. HP2 7ST - price £24.00 plus postage.

    Castings

  • Coupled & Driving Wheels
  • Bogie Wheels
  • Tender Wheels
  • Axleboxes, horns, cylinders, etc.
  • Note : castings are all available from the Association.

    Construction Articles Reprint

    A complete set of the articles that appeared in Model Mechanics (April 1979 through to February 1980) is available to members from the Association, priced £6.00 including postage.

    Boilers

    A boiler kit is available from Blackgates Engineering, 207/209 Wakefield Road, Drighlington, BRADFORD, West Yorkshire BD11 1EB.


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