Fine Quality Model Railways in Gauge 'O' and Gauge '1'
GWR 4-4-0 tender loco No. 3259 'Merlin'. This is an older loco, probably scratchbuilt, fitted with large can motor (not sure which type), single reduction gearbox and solid cast wheels. Basic cab detail, and lacking in underframe detail. The tender is additionally fitted with a large Sagami type motor with separate ABC gearboxes driving the front and rear tender axles. Whilst giving excellent pulling power the extra gearboxes do increase noise levels. To a William Dean design the GWR'Duke' class was introduced in 1895 with No. 3259 built in September of that year and withdrawn in October 1938. Lightly used. £595.