Plans for Firefly or similar
|Graeme W||13/02/2012 17:13:11|
|803 forum posts|
Does anyone know if plans have ever been published for any of Thomas Cramptons locomotives.
I am primarily interested in the 8 wheel design but any info or leads will be greatly appreciated.
I know there are some scale models in existance but have not been able to track down the builders.
When my TE's are completed, I have a hankering to build a loco but don't want to build anything 'run of the mill'. I like to be a bit different
thanks in anticipation
|Roderick Jenkins||13/02/2012 19:24:30|
921 forum posts
There was 5" Crampton locomotive serialised in EIM in 1987-8. As far as I recall it was a freelance design. Are you aware of the book by Mike Sharman, "The Crampton Locomotive"? Lots of drawings but sadly out of print. I rather fancy the Tulk and Ley engine for the Maryport and Carlisle Railway myself.
Hope this helps
|160 forum posts|
7.25" gauge plans for No.80, a three axle Cail built locomotive, ( Pic here ) currently in the French National rail museum are/used to be available from STEAM in Biarritz.
The plans are not accurate but make up a nice representation. Some castings to suit the drawings are/used to be available from the same source. Unfortunately for you No.80 is a 7'6" driving wheel whereas 'Liverpool' (the four axle design) was 8' (I think).
Model Engineer featured a series on 'British' Cramptons with outline drawings and some descriptive text and included 'Liverpool' , a search through a suitable index should find the series.
I assume that you already know of Mike Sharman's book 'The Crampton Locomotive' which has outline drawings and photos and is pretty-well the definitive text, which has copies of E W Twinings drawings & sections of 'Liverpool' and tender - 7mm to the foot.
(Rod beat me to it with info' about the book)
Edited By Weary on 13/02/2012 19:44:14
|Roderick Jenkins||13/02/2012 20:27:18|
921 forum posts
Despite the fact that someone on the US Amazon market place is trying to sell a copy Sharman's book for $200, it does still seem to be available. Waterstones.are offering it for £15.
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