Category:John William Airton

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The magnificent model of Oliver Cromwell locomotive in Arch Four was created by John William Airton (J.W. Airton) (b.~1924) over a period of twenty years.

Airton built a workshop in his back garden, including a Myford lathe and a pedestal drill, and created the model from scratch.

Other engineered models

His first serious model with this setup was a miniature of a (water cooled?) petrol engine complete with tiny spark plugs, around the size of a reporter's notebook, made in the early 1960s.

This was followed by a 3.5" gauge model of the three-cylinder 4-6-2 LNER Peppercorn Class A2 60532 Blue Peter, and then by the 5" gauge Oliver Cromwell.


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