BEATTIE WELL TANK LOCO IN 7.25” GAUGE
By Bob Lilley



Anthony Mount

The London and South Western Railway (LSWR) 0298 Class or Beattie Well Tank class of 2-4-0  WTs, originally built between 1863 and 1875 for use on passenger services in the suburbs of London, but later used on rural services in South West England. Out of a total production of 85, two locomotives have been preserved in an operational condition.

In a well tank locomotive, the water tanks are not mounted above the footplate, but are set low down. On these locomotives, there were two tanks, both between the frames: one was above the leading axle, the other beneath the cab footplate.

This delightful model in 7.25” gauge was shown by Bob Lilley at a Bristol exhibition.

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