Skip to content

Beattie Well Tank

January 23, 2010

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.


From → Locomotives

Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: