Great Central Railway class 8 4-6-0 (Fish engine) no.1068

Great Central Railway class 8 4-6-0 (Fish engine) no.1068. Built circa 1990 from scratch with fully working inside motion by Walter (Wally) West.  Wheels turned from castings by Alan Harris (AGH). The split axles and insulated spacers between the frames allow power to be collected through the wheels. All brake blocks are made from non conductive material to eliminate shorting across the brake rigging. All loco axles have sprung hornblocks. This model also features fine cab interior detail, is powered by a Portescap motor/gear unit and is in virtually unused working condition. Superbly painted by Alan Brackenborough in the fully lined GCR mixed traffic livery.