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Anyone seen this in action - looks good but unsure what it means by "An outside working twin cylinder, slip eccentric designed locomotive with inside slide valve operation and outside Walschaerts valve gear" Does this means it's slip eccentric and the Walshaerts is decorative or am I missing something.

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Outside working cylinders, valve chests inside, slip eccentric valvegear inside, and dummy walschaerts. Been done many times on Brit locos. I've even seen pictures of inside cylinder loco with dummy cylinders outside. Not my cuppa but....................

Yes, that's exactly what it means, and very effective it is too. It makes for a model that is more affordable, and many who might be put off by the somewhat higher prices of many G1 models here in UK are now thinking hard about getting itnto this area of modelling, particularly with the inrush of fine brass models, albeit electrically-driven, from Bachmann and Accucraft. I saw this loco running at the Fosse show in april last year, in raw brass, and then again at the G1 60th anniversary show, and it was a winner. Got a great chuff too! After redesigning the cab interior so's folks with fingers rather than tentacles could operate the controls it came good for the G1 show. The level of detail is extraordinary, and it really captures the essence of this popular little loco. It sells here for £1799.00.

All you need is two or three three nice maroon passenger cars, or some of Northern Finescale's beautiful wagons [now available ready-built, BTW] and you have typical suburban train - running the loco in either direction is what was intended in real life anyhow.

By the way, it is the ONLY ready-built model of its kind. There are a couple of kit-manufacturers [YOU build it] and a few live-steam builders [THEY build it for you], but you will not even begin to have paid for either for the price of this little loco.


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A very close look at the photos, reveals that it looks like it is either an Accucraft product or a loco using a LOT of Accucraft parts. I'll bet on the former. Look at the cylinder drain cocks, the Walschaerts gear and the cab details, pressure guage, etc.


Your correct they are made for the Gauge1 company by Accucraft and can only be purchased through them. There are three in my club and one was running Wednesday she is still a bit tight but it's an excellent performer with a deep chuff. The water tanks are linked together but it still needs a refill after about 6 minutes a problem with most tank engines.
The loco also has working drain cocks a muct for piston valves I think.

The finish is good and for the price I think it will be a good seller, the company also make excellent wagons.
Which railroads ran this engine? Southern by any chance? I guess with larger drivers it was passenger service. Any freight duties?
The 4MTs worked every region but the Western region of British Rail. The design was originally conceived by the LMS and was adopted as a standard by BR after nationalisation. The 4MTs worked extensively on the Southern region in commuter and secondary passenger service, and likely also on some goods workings.
British locomotives aren't normally my "spot of tea"/DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/laugh.gif, but I have to admit that is VERY nice-looking!/DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/w00t.gif Tom
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For those of you who are fans of Irish Railways, they also worked on the
Midland Railway â€" Northern Counties Committee in the Province of Ulster - Northern Ireland. The first ten WT Class 2-6-4 tank locomotives entered service in the late summer of 1946 and during 1947.

The slight difference in scale rail gauge might be overlooked.

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