Taffson Evans and Jenkins 0-4-0st 'Saffron'

MGL-004R • by 6point5

£250.00

About the model

This is the first ready to run model in the 6point5 models range and is comprised of a 3D printed plastic body shell and a fret of etched nickel silver detail parts. These have been professionally assembled by James Hilton, the kit designer, and are supplied with the modified Busch chassis fitted, and tested for smooth operation. The model is finished in lined maroon, with custom designed and produced transfers featuring Victorian ornate corners. The name ('Saffron') and works plates are fitted to the side tanks, and magnetic couplings fitted at the standard 6point5 models height. In addition, a bucket and oil can from the RT Models range are fitted to the running plate.

Please note this is a scale model for adult collectors, and not intended for children under 14 years of age.

Prototype Info

Taffson Evans and Jenkins of the Rhonnda Valley supplied five saddle tanks to the Vowchurch Quarry company for use on their 15" tramway. The first, works number 20, was built in 1894, a pair followed in 1898 and finally another pair in 1901. The tramway was built to transport slate from the Churchwater quarries to the GWR interchange at Lower Vowchurch, on the Longtown branch of the Hay Valley Line.

After the tramway closed in 1958 number 23, Saffron, was stranded on the upper levels of the quarry. Rescued in 1977 she is now preserved by the Heywood Foundation.

All of the above is courtesy of Brian Clarke, and the book 'The Slate Railway to Churchwater', and entirely ficticious.

Postage

Postage is included for UK orders. For international orders shipping is at cost. Please note any local import duty or taxes that may be applied on delivery are the buyer's responsibility.

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