Beyer Peacock built two 0-6-0T locos for the newly constructed Welshpool & Llanfair Railway in 1903. These small but powerful narrow gauge locos were taken over by the Cambrian Railway when it acquired the line and then by the GWR at the grouping. The Great Western rebuilt them with typical Swindon details, copper-capped chimneys and brass safety-valve bonnets and both The Earl and The Countess survived the closure of the line to be preserved by the present day W&LLR. Our model depicts the locomotive as running on the railway in 2008.
The model is internally gas fired and has slide valve cylinders. The boiler is fitted with a water gauge and a water top-up valve is supplied. It is available in either GWR Green or BR Black. Name and number plates are provided for both the Earl and Countess. The engine is re-gaugeable from 32mm to 45mm by the customer. It is available in either manual control or radio control.
- Scale: 16mm to 1 foot (1:19)
- Length over couplings: 323mm (12 ¾ inches)
- Gauge: 32mm or 45mm
- Width: 106mm (4 ¼ inches)
- Min Radius: 900mm (36 inches)
- Maximum height: 168mm (6 ½ inches)
- Boiler: Centre Flue
- Working Pressure: 60psi
- Reversing Gear: Simplified walschaerts
- Fuel: Butane Gas
- Boiler Fittings: Safety valve, pressure gauge, water gauge.
- Cab Controls: Steam regulator, gas regulator, reverse lever, lubricator under floor drain valve.
Colours available, subject to production batch:
S19-3 GWR Green
S19-4 BR Black