We are delighted to announce not one, but two, new generic 0-4-0 locomotives for 16mm (1:19) scale. After many years in production we felt was time to completely revise the ‘Ragleth’ design, hundreds of which have appeared in the guise of ‘Edrig’, ‘Caradoc’, ‘Mortimer’, ‘Ragleth’ and, most recently, ‘Jedrig’.
In consequence we can now offer you ‘Talgarth’ the tank engine and ‘Sabrina’ the saddle tank (you’ll note that we are still drawing names from Wales and the Welsh Marches!). Both are freelance locomotives with design inspirations from Manning Wardle aimed at providing a robust, entry level model which is easy to maintain and operate. Although the design is still outside-framed it now has the sophistication of simplified Walschaerts valve gear and slide valve cylinders for a smoother performance and enhanced delivery of power. As before, we will also be offering the power unit (complete with boiler) as an ideal starting point for those who might wish to scratch-build their own body in 1:19 or even 1:13.7 scale.
The locomotive is internally gas fired with a centre flue boiler. The model is gauge adjustable from 32mm (‘O’ gauge) to 45mm (‘1′ gauge) and has insulated wheels as standard. The axles run in bronze bearings and all the rods and valve gear are manufactured from stainless steel. The cab roof flips up and over sideways to give access to the gas, water and lubricator fillers. The boiler is fitted with a water level check valve and the displacement lubricator has an under-floor drain valve. The model is built from stainless steel and brass. The model will be available black, green and red and the power unit (black only).
Scale: 1:19 (16mm : 1ft)
Gauge: 45 or 32mm – gauge adjustable
Construction: Brass & stainless steel, copper boiler
Mini. Radius: 30 in. (0.75 M)
Length: 13 inches (320mm) over couplings
Width: 7.5 inches (118mm)
Height: 6.5 inches (160mm)
Two slide valve cylinders
Single flue, gas-fired boiler
60 psi working pressure
3/4” Pressure Gauge
Simplified Walschaerts valve gear
Insulated driving wheels