L&YR Aspinal 7′-3″ 4-4-0 no. 1224 (Flyer)

L&YR Aspinal 7′-3″ 4-4-0 no. 1224 (nicknamed a “Flyer”). Expertly built from scratch by Peter Priestley, with fully working inside motion and Joy valve gear. Beautifully painted some years ago in the L&Y fully lined black livery, which is still in remarkably good condition, proving that this model has been well looked after throughout it’s life. Fitted with a powerful motor and gears, this 4-4-0 is a good performing example of a wheel arrangement that is notoriously difficult to get good adhesion to the track.

LNWR A class 0-8-0 compound no. 2545

LNWR A class 0-8-0 compound no. 2545
LNWR A class 0-8-0 compound no. 2545. Built from scratch by Bill Davis, a good friend of mine for many years and I’m now very happy to own such an unusual example of his fabulous craftsmanship. He has built this model of a 3 cylinder compound prototype with a working representation of the inside low pressure cylinder. ABC motor and gear unit, collecting power by the American system. Expertly painted by Ian Rathbone.

L&YR Aspinal 6′-0″ 4-4-0 (Peacock) no. 978

L&YR Aspinal 6′-0″ 4-4-0 (Peacock) no. 978
Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Barton Wright/Aspinal 6′-0″ 4-4-0 (nicknamed a “Peacock”). Beautifully built from scratch and painted by Gordon Heywood in 1963, provenance painted on the underside of the running plate. I didn’t realise that build quality like this was achievable in the sixties, other than by the famous names of Stanley Beeson and Bernard Miller. The crests, all lettering and lining have been painted by hand and the quality of the etched cabside number plates and the “Beyer Peacock & Co.Ltd. Manchester 1883” builders plates, shaped around the opening of the leading coupling rod splasher, is superb. The livery is still in very good condition for such an early model and the detail inside the cab is also superb. The wheels have been expertly machined from good quality cast iron blanks and I believe the motor and gears are home made. This model is for sale. See the models for sale page of this website.