Scratchbuilding Locos

Posted on February 26, 2021. Filed under: Further Progress |

The Caley 4-4-0s, Dunalastair IV 54458 and Pickersgill Bogie 54495, featured in my article “Scratchbuilding a pair of 4-4-0s” in Scalefour News No. 221, February 2021. This brought the story of these two locos up to date, since it first appeared in The True line, The Journal of the Caledonian Railway Association, No. 137, July 2017. I took the opportunity to take a few more pictures to illustrate the compensation system, bogie pick-ups, the new mechanical lubricator drive system off the right hand side leading driving wheel of 54495, and my favourite: a rear view of 54458 with driver and fireman taking a breather in the cab between duties.

The picture was inspired by the following postcard view of 54495 taken at Helmsdale on 18th April 1961 and published by Joanes Publications, Broomhouse, George Nympton, South Molton, Devon.


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