Beattie Well Tank
This is the first standard gauge locomotive that I have built for my new layout -Yeoton Wharf.
I have modelled one of the early versions. The loco will be number 200 running as it would appear around 1879. It is fitted with an Adams replacement boiler but retains the Beattie chimney. It is based on a photograph in L&SWR locomotives by D L Bradley and a drawing from the MRC kindly suppled by lain Rice.
The model uses parts from the Jideno 3mm kit including the chassis, footplate, buffer beams splashers, sand boxes and toolboxes. The rest is scratch built. using some of the etchings as a basis for other parts.
it is built lo 14.2 mm gauge using society wheels. The motor is a small Mashima driving through a High level gearbox on the rear axle. The gear protrudes a bit into the cab but will not be noticed once the crew are on board.
all it needs now is running in and a paint job!!!!!
The next locomotive will be an Ilfracombe goods. I also have to build freight and passenger stock to go with these.