This model is now discontinued.
Caledonia was built in 1885 by Dubs & Co. for the 3′ gauge Manx Northern Railway. The M.N.R. needed a powerful loco for working coal trains on the Foxdale branch. In 1895 she was shipped by sea to Laxey to work on the construction of the Snaefell Mountain Railway. In 1904 the M.N.R. was absorbed by the Isle of Man Railway Co. who found a variety of uses for her including working to the internees’ camp in Peel during WW1 and for various contractors employed in public works, as well as market day cattle trains and snow-ploughing.
This model is based on No 15 ‘Caledonia’ as now running on the Isle of Man Railway. Versions are available based on ‘Caledonia’ as Manx Northern No 4 in Tuscan Red as running in 2008, in blue as running in 2004 or Indian Red as running in 1964. The model is internally gas fired and has piston valve cylinders. The engine is only available in 45mm (1 gauge).
- Scale: 15mm to 1 foot (1:20.3)
- Gauge: 45mm
- Length: 360 mm
- Width: 108 mm
- Height: 156 mm
- Boiler: Centre Flue
- Working Pressure: 60psi
- Weight: 4.3 kg (9.2lbs)
- Minimum Radius: 760mm (2 feet 6 inches)
- Reversing Gear: Piston type, reverse by lever in the cab
- Valve Gear: Simulated Stephenson’s link
- Fuel: Butane Gas
- Boiler Fittings: Safety valve, pressure gauge, water level check valve
- Cab Controls: Steam regulator, gas regulator, reverse lever, lubricator under floor drain valve, under floor water level check valve
Colours available, subject to production batch:
S20-4 IoM No.15 Caledonia in Blue (2004)
S20-5 IoM No.15 Caledonia in MNR Tuscan Red (2007)
S20-6 IoM No.15 Caledonia in unlined Indian Red (1964)
The Instruction manual can be downloaded as a PDF file – Instructions for CALEDONIA – LIVE STEAM