was purchased new in 1883 and was the company's
second locomotive purchased to run on the 3ftt
narrow gauge mainline over wooden viaducts between
the North Devon Clay Company works at Peters Marland
and Torrington. Like Avonside, Marland is distinctive
in having a wheelbase noticeably disproportionate
to its driving wheel diameter. The
unusual safety valve cover was another distinctive
By using Nigel Lawton 8x16 motor and belt
drive down through the smoke box I have been able
to maintain daylight under the boiler and a clear
cab on the model. The body panels were milled
from 10 thou brass and the rivet detail CNC punched.
The wheels I machined and milled out the detail.
To insulate the coupling rods I drilled and pressed
in 1mm Delrin bushes. The wheels are actually
a little over scale to allow for a crank throw
conducive to reliable and smooth running properties.
is not my intention to make this available as
a kit, I can however supply the milled chassis
and body components as an aid to interested scratch