London & North Western Railway History Group
Gauge 1 Models Constructed by David Viewing
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Photo of 4-4-2 Megatherium at work in the owner’s garden with a train of four carriages

David has kindly allowed us to show some of his models in Gauge 1. They are superbly built and painted. This series are of the earliest period of the LNWR and predecessors. There is not an extensive amount of information available for this period, however, David has employed the best research - his own and others - to recreate an accurate portrayal of the trains of the period.

Photo of 4-4-2 Megatherium at work in the owner’s garden with a train of four carriages

Megatherium at work in the owner’s garden with a train of four carriages all based on drawings in Daniel Kinnear Clark’s inspiring work Railway Machinery published in 1855. The first vehicle behind the engine is a third and then comes a second, first and brake (‘break’ in Clark), all from the same series. The blue colour is based on a surviving and very similar first in the Swedish Railway Museum at Gavle, Sweden, while the green is matched to an early LNWR coach found in a garden at Towcester in Northamptonshire. The brake features working ‘sledge’ brakes bearing directly on the rail. The engine is built from a design by John Dale in nickel silver and the rolling stock from etched brass.

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