GCR Robinson class 8 4-6-0 no. 1067 (Wally West/Bernard Miller)




Built from scratch by Wally West circa mid-seventies, using a JH motor and a double reduction gear unit, with wheels turned from good quality castings. probably by Miller, Swan & Co. The split axles and insulated spacers between the frames allow power to be collected from the tender wheels, via sprung plungers mounted on the front face of the tender, connecting with contact faces on the back of the loco. All brake blocks are made from non conductive material to eliminate shorting across the brake rigging. All loco driving and tender axles have sprung hornblocks. Superbly painted by Bernard Miller with hand painted lettering and crests in lined GCR mixed traffic livery.