EAGLE - a 2½" gauge Locomotive
by Martin Evans
The constructional series for the GNR(I) 4-4-0 when published in Model
Mechanics in 1979 proved a resounding success and many sets of castings
Frames 18" overall
Coupled Wheels 3_3/8" diameter
Cylinders 3/4" bore x 1_1/8" stroke
Slide valves operated by inside slip eccentric gear
Boiler barrel 3" o.d. round top
sheet 1 : Mainframes, main horns, axlebox, buffer beams, driving wheels, coupling rods, bogie, cylinders, slidebar.
sheet 2 : Feed pump, smokexox tube-plate, bushes,valve gear, etc.
sheet 3 : Front buffer beam, stretcher, steam pipe arrangement, bogie details, etc.
sheet 4 : Regulator, smokebox saddle, door, grate, dome,etc.
sheet 5 : Details engine-tender coupling, general arrangement and plan of tender, details tender.
? Complete Drawing set (LO955) available from Nexus Plans Service, Nexus House,
Boundary Way, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. HP2 7ST ?
Coupled & Driving Wheels
Axleboxes, horns, cylinders, etc.
Note : castings are all available from the Association.
Construction Articles Reprint
A complete set of the articles that appeared in Model Mechanics
(April 1979 through to February 1980) is available to members
from the Association, priced £6.00 including postage.
A boiler kit is available from Blackgates Engineering.
This page was last changed on 06/05/2016