ModelPlan 148


Peter Matthews'

Snowdon Rack Railway Locomotive

Peter Matthews' latest offering is based on Snowdon Rack Railway Locomotive 'Eryri' and runs on Meccano Track. The challenge of building a rack railway with standard Meccano Parts lies with the rack and pinion drive. Due to the scale of the model it was not possible to use standard Meccano Rack and Pinion Parts. Instead, Peter decided to use Flexible Track Links inverted  to  represent the  rack, engaging with which is a plastic Sprocket Wheel mounted on the locomotive. The instructions are illustrated with large and clear IsoMec diagrams throughout. They cover Inner Chassis Frames; Outer False Frames; Complete Chassis and Cab Floor; Driving Cog arrangement;   Connecting   Rods, Complete Chassis and Pony Truck; Valve Gear Arrangement; Cylinder Arrangement; Walkway and Front Buffer Beam; Boiler and Walkway; Boiler Front; Steam Dome; Chimney; Cab Rear, Front, Sides Roof & Components; Water Tanks and Coal Bunker; Firebox Front; and Track Bed & Track Support Some of the Parts employed are among recent introductions to the Meccano system in current Meccano Sets, and these are illustrated alongside the comprehensive Parts List which is included. There is also an appendix of parts required for Motorizing.