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Page 1 of the FSMR site.
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The following photos show a very
brief insight into the construction of a giant amongst steam locomotives. That
of the superb 1/5th scale model of the
John started construction of the locomotive during the heyday years of
the SMR back in 1974. As with all the locomotives at the SMR, it is
built to 1/5th scale and 10 1/4" gauge. 6019 is a replica of the
It makes a partner to the SMR
How Johns creation developed told briefly in pictures
The real thing needs to be seen to be appreciated fully.
The start of something big, the car and hairstyles date this picture as late 70's early 1980 as the 1/5th scale Niagara boiler is lifted at the Stapleford workshop of John Wilks
The locomotives frame takes shape
Starting to look a bit like a loco now
Click the drill for more pages on the locos construction