Regular visitors to model engineering shows will have been watching the progress of Jerry Burchell’s current project, a gas turbine locomotive, for a few years now. That is the GWR/British Rail 18100 prototype main line locomotive completed in 1951. At the 2017 Alexandra Palace show we spotted one of his earlier models of a paddle steamer engine. Quite a contrast. It appears to be to Edgar T Westbury’s popular diagonal paddle engine design dating back to the 1950s. That is 3/4” bore x 1.5” stroke. Drawings are now available for that paddle engine model from Sarik Hobbies which has taken over the plans service previously part of the Model Engineer magazine operation.

Jerry, left, with current gas turbine project at the Midlands Exhibition.

Jerry Burchell