The Leek & Manifold Valley Light Railway was a 2ft 6inch gauge line that ran from Waterhouses to Hulme End in Staffordshire and opened in 1904. Although a private concern, it was originally operated by the North Staffordshire Railway but in 1923 came under the control of the LMS Railway. It closed to traffic in 1934. The railway had two large 2-6-4 tank locomotives built by Kitson & Co. of Leeds in 1904. Numbered 1 and 2, and bearing the names E. R. Calthrop and J. B. Earle, they were both scrapped shortly after the line closed though some of the impressive name plates still survive.
This locomotive is part of the Roundhouse Classic range and is available in manual (£1800) or radio control (£2020). This model has ajustable wheels for 32mm or 45mm. Alco is available in any Roundhouse colour. Colours may vary on the model to those in the picture. This is a large locomotive and is not suitable for small railways with tight curves. It will require a minimum of 3’ (900mm) radius to operate effectively.
Please note - You will only be charged £50 deposit at this stage. After this is paid, if your order is a pre-order we will be in contact to confirm your deposit and your desired specifications, and then further contact you in relation to the payment of the balance around 2 weeks before delivery. If you are ordering an in-stock model, we will contact you immediately regarding balance payment and shipping. Please ensure a telephone number is provided for us to contact you.
Technical specifications for 'Leek & Manifold':
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