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4-6-0 Royal Scot
gauge:   1
railway:  LMS
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3.5" gauge
railway: GER
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gauge:   0/1
railway:  Wales NG
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5" gauge
railway:  GWR
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7.25" gauge:  
railway:  Germany KWStE
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Gauge 1  live steam locomotive

This is based on the Martin Evans plans for an O gauge parallel boilered locomotive of the "Royal Scot class" of the LMS, which I scaled up to gauge 1 and fitted with the taper boiler, as was fitted on the real locomotive in its later life. The locomotive has a gas fired boiler, which has one fire tube. The gas tank is fitted in the tender. The valve gear is as on the original locomotive and is fully functional.

With a full gas tank and boiler it will run non stop for about 45 minutes at a constant speed.

Loco in the garden on the testbank. Ready for the new season.


I've build the loco once, but this was sold. The money gained in the deal, provided me with enough cash to buy a proper milling machine. So I started to make a new loco in early 1991.

For a quick photo story of the locomotive, see below.


This is how the loco looked after a few months of hard work. Frames, wheels, boiler, smoke box and sheet metal for the cab, running boards and tender.


A close-up of the tender, al made of 0,8 mm steel plate. No water to be held, only the gas tank.

Front of the tender, complete with  toolboxes.

Connecting rod, milled from solid steel, with the new milling machine.

Tender wheels, made from castings.

The complete frame, only without the brake gear. The toy soldier shows the scale of the model 1 : 32

The steam cylinder set with the driving rods.

Milling the expansion links with a rotary table. They are made from 3 mm steel plate

The cylinders just clear the front bogie. Hence te loco is only able to run on a large (min 3 meters) radius curve.

The running gear took some more work to mill out of solid steel, but with my milling machine this was a much easier job, than milling on the lathe.

The chassis on rail

A three quarter view of the loco, now on all wheels

close-up of the crosshead.

First test run on compressed air in early 1993.

The boiler (single flu tube) without its cladding, ready for hydraulic testing.

The first steam test of the boiler. The gas tank is submerged in water, preventing it from freezing.

The boiler fitted on the frame. Ready and tested.

The simple backhead, compared to a  3.5"or 5" model. But it works fine and does the job.

The valve gear set up.

The dome cover, made from 1 mm copper plate. It was spun on the lathe.

Steampipes connected  to the cylinders

Front end.

First steam test of the model in 1994.

The hydrostatic lubrication system, standing on the footplate. In the background of the picture a 8F H0 locomotive.

Our son (just a 10 months old) inspecting the progress of the locomotive.

Final disassemble of the loco, ready for painting.

The wheels hand painted.

 Frames in colour. Steam chest visable.

Valve setting, before closing up the steam chest.

Cylinders without the cladding.

Final touch of base paint.

Lining the loco makes a real difference.

Close-up of the valve gear.

Complete with lettering.

The finished locomotive in 1995.


In the garden.

Maiden trip at the track of Stoomgroep West, Zuiderpark Den Haag.

At speed on 30 april 1995.

Together with a GWR King class at Leek (Groningen) 1995.



This is a gauge 1 locomotive build as an up-scaled version of Martin Evans  'Royal Scot'  design on gauge 0.

The cylinders and connecting rods

Top view of the rolling chassis

Final touching up of the paint job

Finished loco in the garden

classical 3/4 front view