Tank locomotive NLR 88, 4-4-0, gauge 1 (Bing for Bassett-Lowke)

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Tank locomotive NLR 88, 4-4-0, gauge 1 (Bing for Bassett-Lowke)

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Arch Three , Area 30
Classic Locomotives (display)


A gauge 1 live steam model of the North London Railway's 4-4-0-T tank locomotive number 88, made by Bing for Bassett-Lowke in around ~1912.

The model is a successor to (and an evolution of) the "Pilot" live steam model locomotive displayed on the shelf above – not only is the design very similar, comparing the two one can see that some of the "Pilot"'s parts (such as the buffers) were still being used, essentially unchanged, in 1912.

The model went on display in the museum in January 2018.

The original locomotive

Loco No.88 was built by Locomotive Superintendent Henry J. Pryce in 1898, and continued in service until 1928.

The locomotive was renumbered LNWR 2868 in 1922, and then became LMS 6506 in 1923.

  • Driving wheel diameter: 5 feet 5 inches
  • Cylinder diameter: 7 1/[2?] inch
  • Stroke: 24 inches
  • Steam pressure: 160 pounds
  • Weight: 49 tons, 13 cwt, 3 qrs

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