HIGHLAND RAILWAY EXPRESS LOCO
 An engine worth modelling

In our search through the archives we thought that this locomotive was definitely one worth modelling. The Highland Railway had many fine looking locomotives, not least the Strath Class of 4-4-0 engines designed by David Jones in 1892. Twelve were built by Neilson and Company; Half survived to be taken over by the LMS at the 1923 grouping.

Leading dia. 3 ft 91⁄2 in (1.156 m)

Driver dia.6 ft 3 in (1.905 m)

Loco weight 45 long tons 0 cwt (100,800 lb or 45.7 t)

Boiler 4 ft 6 in (1.37 m) diameter

Boiler pressure 160 lbf/in2 (1.10 MPa)

Heating surface 1,242 sq ft (115.4 m2)

Cylinders Two, outside

Cylinder size 18 in × 24 in (457 mm × 610 mm)

Stephenson valve gear

Nevill Evans produced a design for the Jones Goods and Loch 4-4-0s in 5” gauge which might be of help in producing designs of this attractive engine.


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