The products of this long-vanished Tyneside builder had a unique character and our kit is based on the legendary Holwell No 2, built in 1873 and still in service a century later. Similar locomotives were sold to industrial users and contractors in all parts of the country.
The kit features full cab detail with all the correct fittings and associated plumbing. Castings are either lost wax or, for the bigger parts which includes the distinctive, wooden bufferbeams. high-grade whitemetal.
We developed our first custom gearbox specifially for this engine - a high-ratio mechanism, totally concealed within the firebox and powered by a motor, located in the saddle tank. This design became our standard and continued throughout our range...