Welcome to our October newsletter. This month we bring you further news of our new generic locomotives and a ‘last call’ for the 7/8ths” scale Forney which is now in production.
G1MRA AGM and show
This year the Gauge 1 Model Railway Association will be holding its AGM and show at Woking on Saturday 20th October. We will be present with our stand and look forward to seeing you there. The show is open to non-G1MRA members so why not come along, say “hello” and find out what Gauge 1 has to offer?
You can find full details of the show here.
‘Talgarth’ & ‘Sabrina’ – ‘Ragleth’ reborn!
Last month we brought you news of our new generic 1:19 scale locomotives and illustrated the piece with an image of ‘Talgarth’. This month we are delighted to share an illustration of ‘Sabrina’, the saddle tank.
Both are freelance locomotives with design inspirations from Manning Wardle aimed at providing a robust, entry level model which is easy to maintain and operate. Although the design is still outside-framed it now has the sophistication of simplified Walschaerts valve gear and slide valve cylinders for a smoother performance and enhanced delivery of power. As before, we will also be offering the power unit (complete with boiler) as an ideal starting point for those who might wish to scratch-build their own body in 1:19 or even 1:13.7 scale. The target UK RRP is £950.00 with delivery anticipated in the first half of 2019. You can find the full specification here.
Last call for the 7/8ths” scale ‘Forney’!
The Portland Company constructed 0-4-4 Forney #5 in 1891 for the Sandy River Railroad. The locomotive was named “N.B. Neal” and operated this way until 1908 when the Sandy River, Franklin & Megantic, Philips & Rangeley, along with their respective subsidiary railroads merged to form the Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes. At this time the loco was renumbered to SR&RL #6. In 1925 the loco was sold to the Kennebec Central, becoming their #4. She was again sold in 1933 to the Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington as their #9. After the WW&F railroad was abandoned in 1936-‘37, it was purchased and stored near Putnam, Connecticut.
In December 1994, an agreement was reached with the estate for WW&F #9 and its return to Maine for eventual restoration. Over the course of several years the loco was restored and is now featured in regular excursion over a restored section of the railroad.
Scale / Gauge: 7/8ths / 45 mm
Construction: Brass & Stainless Steel
Mini. Radius: 8ft.
Length: 22.1 in. (562 mm)
Width: 6.1 in. (155 mm)
Height: 8.7 in. (221 mm)
Features: Butane fired, Copper boiler, Ceramic burner, 60 psi working pressure, Two cylinders
Full working Stephenson valve gear, Safety valve, Forward/Reverse Johnson bar, Hand pump
Lubricator, Water sight glass, Pressure gauge
Available exclusively from our Herefordshire office, the model carries a UK RRP of £3,200.00 including VAT, UK delivery and full UK warranty. The model is now in production so this is your last chance to order one!