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Designed by Robert Stephenson, Invicta was the first locomotive on the Canterbury & Whitstable Railway. As the next engine built by Robert after his iconic Rocket, many developments from the Rainhill winner can be seen in Invicta’s original form (also available in model form), although in 1836 the engine was substantially rebuilt with a retrograde single-flue boiler resulting in a noticeably different shape. Invicta became the first ever preserved locomotive when acquired by the South Eastern Railway in the 1840s and today can be found in Whitstable Museum.
Combined with the generic Era 1 tender and component pack (each separately available), this scratch aid enables an unpowered free-rolling model engine that can be used with the various motorised coaches/trucks also available.
Necessary to Complete:
Graham Farish Jinty driving wheels (available as spares); 10.5mm diameter including flange, 1.5mm axle
Couplings (the method used is at the builder's discretion)
Weight (the boiler is hollow)
Wire (for coupling rods and regulator/valve detailing)
Styrene strip (for wheel keeper plates)
I hope you enjoy this unusual and eye-catching model.