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Last updated 5 September, 2012

Avonside 0-6-0 Ex North Devon Clay Company

Built 1901 to work the narrow gauge mainline over wooden viaducts between the North Devon Clay Company works at Peters Marland and Torrington. Avonside is distinctive in having a wheelbase noticeably disproportionate to its driving wheel diameter.

Maintaining daylight under the boiler and a clear cab on this model proved quite a challenge. A Nigel Lawton 10 x 12 motor and belt drive proved to be the solution. The motor fitted within the white metal boiler and the belt drive within the firebox. The first chassis was cast in white metal and whilst it ran well the design did not faclitate simple belt changing and was replaced with a folded etch chassis. The wheels I turned and pressed in nylon centres to provide the required isolation to the coupling rods.

If sufficient interest is raised I will be redesigning this model as a kit in both 009 and 00n3.

If you are interested in this model please contact Brian

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Last updated 5 September, 2012