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"Swallow" 5" narrow gauge locomotive.

 
     
 

"SWALLOW" is a Standard gauge 0-4-0 shunter based on the locomotive supplied to Messrs Cadbury Bros of Bournville in 1959. This engine joined four Avonside built locos of similar design, but of a much earlier date, they were Introduced between 1910 - 20. AII these locomotives were painted in the distinctive Cadbury livery of bright red, lined out in yellow & black and with the Cadbury Bournville lettering along the tank sides, in gold leaf , edged in crimson.

 
     
 

 
     
 

These handsome engines worked the extensive rail system at Bournville for many years and there is at least one survivor in preservation. Around this time, Hunslet built and supplied a number of similar locomotives for use in industry and as such, are typical of the last British industrial steam locomotives on the Standard gauge.

 
     
     
 

Swallow features the well proven Maxitrak one piece chassis casting incorporating buffer beams, spring buffers, stretchers and rivet detail. Other notable features are the side tanks castings, with rivet detail, and the cab with removable back panel allowing access to the footplate for driving.

 
     
 

The model is fully detailed with handrails, lubricators, tank fillers, three link couplings, dome, whistle and rivets in all the right places. As with all Maxitrak steam locos, Swallow is available in fully machined kit form or ready to run.

 
     
  Simple to assemble, this locomotive is ideal for the first time builder!  
     
 

Dixie, Swallow & Sapphire specification

 
  Gauge - 5"  
  Scale - 2" to 1ft (1:6)  
      1" to 1ft (1:12) Swallow  
  Boiler - Copper - Loco type  
  Tubes - Copper 17 x 7/16" (11mm)  
      x 10" (254mm)  
  Grate area - 11 square inches (70.96 sq cm)  
  Working pressure - 90 p.s.i. (6.2 bar)  
  Water feed - Hand & Crosshead pumps  
      Injector (Separate feed) optional  
  Cylinders - Cast gun metal  
  Cylinder bore - 1" (31.7mm)  
  Cylinder stroke - 1" (38mm)  
  Valve gear - Slip eccentric (Standard)  
    - Hackworth (Dixie/Sapphire optional)  
    - Walschaerts (Swallow/Sapphire optional)  
  Wheels - 4" (127mm) Driving  
  Wheelbase - 7" (177mm)  
  Braking - Screw down (Iron shoes) optional  
  Tank capacity - 4 pints (2.55 litres)  
  Length - 26" (660mm)  
  Width - 10" (254mm)  
  Height - 17" (431mm)  
      13" (330mm) Swallow  
  Weight - 60lbs (27kg)  
Minimum curve - 8ft (2438mm)
Load - 6 adults on level track


 

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