Beyer Peacock 0-6-0T (822) 'The Earl' - Scratch Built? or Kit?

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Beyer Peacock 0-6-0T (822) 'The Earl' - Scratch Built? or Kit?

Post by Superbiker_uk » Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:44 am

I have recently purchase this engine along with some other items and wondered what you make of it? It's clearly a model of the Beyer Peacock 0-6-0T no. 1 (822) 'The Earl'. It's a steam outline electric but it doesn't have any 'innards' :D

The motion looks good and it actually works very well. The center wheels are flangeless. The loco is of all metal construction and the body work has been soldered and painted. The brass parts do need a good clean. It's actually got a nice level of detail but looks a bit rough in 'as-received' condition.

Any ideas if this was a kit built or something like that? If it is a scratch built then the person did a lovely job and it must have been quite something when it was first out running on the tracks. Any information would be very much appreciated. Thank you.
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Re: Beyer Peacock 0-6-0T (822) 'The Earl' - Scratch Built? or Kit?

Post by Big Jim » Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:31 pm

It looks a nice, hefty engine.
I can't think of any kits for this engine, I would think it is scratch built.
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Re: Beyer Peacock 0-6-0T (822) 'The Earl' - Scratch Built? or Kit?

Post by philipy » Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:47 pm

The rivetting definitely looks home made with a centre punch or similar. Not sure about the chassis, though. That valve gear reminds me of something but I can't put my finger on exactly what, I'm afraid.

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Re: Beyer Peacock 0-6-0T (822) 'The Earl' - Scratch Built? or Kit?

Post by tom_tom_go » Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:51 pm

Plenty of room for a smoke generator in this loco :thumbup:

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Re: Beyer Peacock 0-6-0T (822) 'The Earl' - Scratch Built? or Kit?

Post by Big Jim » Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:53 pm

philipy wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:47 pm
The rivetting definitely looks home made with a centre punch or similar. Not sure about the chassis, though. That valve gear reminds me of something but I can't put my finger on exactly what, I'm afraid.
Funny you should say that, it does look a little Basset Lowke mogulish to me as do the cylinders.
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Re: Beyer Peacock 0-6-0T (822) 'The Earl' - Scratch Built? or Kit?

Post by -steves- » Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:25 pm

Looks like a home build to me, but would make an excellent project ;)
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Re: Beyer Peacock 0-6-0T (822) 'The Earl' - Scratch Built? or Kit?

Post by Superbiker_uk » Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:56 pm

Thank you for the comments - much appreciated. Not sure what to do with it yet.

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Re: Beyer Peacock 0-6-0T (822) 'The Earl' - Scratch Built? or Kit?

Post by FWLR » Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:25 am

Give it to me.... :lol: :lol: :lol: He hopefully says..... :roll: :roll:
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Re: Beyer Peacock 0-6-0T (822) 'The Earl' - Scratch Built? or Kit?

Post by Superbiker_uk » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:37 am

I started to do a bit of work on the engine but then had a change of heart and decided to sell it on. I'm sure it will be put into running order by the new owner who was very happy with it.
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Re: Beyer Peacock 0-6-0T (822) 'The Earl' - Scratch Built? or Kit?

Post by Peter Butler » Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:16 pm

I watched its progress on the sales site and was impressed by the determination of the successful bidder. I'm sure it has found a good home and we might well see it again some time?
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