MM7 Corris Railway and GWR No.4

Scale = 4mm to the foot (1:76.2)

Gauge = 9mm (009)

History

This kit represents locomotive No. 4 of the Corris Railway. The railway is a 2'-3" narrow gauge railway that ran originally from Machynlleth to Aberllefenni in the county of Merioneth, now part of Gwynedd, in Mid Wales.The line operated at first as horse drawn with steam traction from 1879 to 1948. This common carrier railways traffic was mainly slate and minerals from the quarries in the Dulas valley. General goods were also carried and a passenger service was operated from 1878 to 1931, steam locos were introduced in 1883. No.4 was built in 1921 by Kerr, Stuart & Co. Ltd and allocated works number 4047/21. The design was an adaptation of the 'Tattoo' class of contractors locomotive and was delivered to the railway on the 10th June of that year. At first the loco was not a great success due to a number of reasons, its shy steaming being a major factor leading to its re-boilering in 1928/29.

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MM7 Corris Railway and GWR No.4

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