ModelPlan 164

 

Peter Matthew's

 

Double Fairlie Locomotive "Taliesin"

 

Two rail Double Fairlie locomotive from the Ffestiniog Narrow Gauge railway.  This model is constructed from standard Meccano parts and described and illustrated in IsoMec.

 

The brainchild of Robert F. Fairlie (1831-85), the double Fairlie - really two engines back-to-back - was an answer to the problem of getting more power onto Ffestiniog's narrow rails.  The rebuilt "Taliesin" is still in service today.

 

Ref: MP164   Price: 7.40