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This is a 00 scale model of the 1830s Robert Stephenson ‘Patentee’ class locomotive. A 2-2-2 enlargement on his ‘Planet’ class (also available), these engines were used across Europe, many being the first locomotive used in several countries. Consequently this model, while in its British form, can also be used as a basis for building:
Adler – Germany’s first locomotive
Bayard – Italy’s first locomotive
De Arend – the Netherland’s first locomotive (although technically built to a different gauge)
This model originated as a jumbo-ised N Gauge engine, suitably altered to 00 operative tolerances and to fit proprietary parts (notably the tender wheelbase for motorising), enabling simple construction. The matching ‘Planet’ motorised tender is separately available.
(Note: various materials are provided, however, WSF and BSF will require more preparation for smooth painting that FUD and FED.)
While most of the engine is provided, the following parts have been omitted due to fragility, clearances or the need to sand the printed model:
Tie-bars between axleboxes
Loco-tender coupling (some drilled metal and pins will suffice)
The following additional parts need to be sourced separately to complete:
Driving wheels (18.5mm diameter including flanges; c.17.8 without)
Leading wheels (15mm diameter with flange; c.12.5mm without) for example Hornby wagon wheels R8098 http://www.hattons.co.uk/7287/Hornby_R8098_Metal_spoked_wheels_on_axles_10_axles_/StockDetail.aspx
I hope you enjoy this unusual and eye-catching model.