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