'Peter' Another North Devon Clay Co. engine, this
little 0-4-0 3ft gauge side tank appears as a smaller
version of the well known 'Seaham' Lewin. Peter
was not required to run over the main line and its
wooden viaducts, but the short wheel base making
it ideal for transporting clay from the pits to
the clay works.
'Peter' is my current NDCC project. This picture
is of my second build having replaced a 10 x 12
motor with with the more powerful and slower running
8 x 16 unit. The smaller diameter motor allows both
axles to be driven and enabled me to use a drop
in drive unit between the side frames.The brass
cylinders are now insulated from the chassis side
frames making the use of all metal wheels possible.