The L&M LION has sold out , Thunderbolt kits are still available
Titfield Thunderbolt / L&M LION
The LION preserved in a unknown location in the UK
Specifications: Scale 1:30 , Gauge 1, (45mm) Weight: 1.58Kg, length: 325 mm, Width: 93 mm, Height: 130mm
Drive wheel dia. 46 mm, Trailing / Truck wheel dia. 34mm . Engine : single cylinder with D-slide valve, Bore: 10mm x stroke 14mm , Valve travel 4mm , cut off 75%, Reverser: slip eccentric Boiler : C-type, water capacity 60 ccm @ 70% full, Working pressure 3-4 kg/cm , Fuel: Alcohol, capacity 56 ccm . Burner , twin wick tube.
Minimal turning radius 1.2 meter. Total production: LION 400 , Thunderbolt 400 .
L&M LION version pictured below has sold out.
History: One of the oldest working steam locomotives in the world is the 0-4-2 LION, which was built in 1838 by Todd, Kitson & Laird of Leeds for the Liverpool and Manchester Railway. Twenty one years later. it was sold to Mersey Docks along with other pld engines and used for the next seventy years as a stationary pumping engine. The LION was forgotten until accidentally re-discovered in 1927. The engine was rescued and taken to the Crewe Works of the London Midland & Scottish Railway where it was overhauled and restored to its original condition as a working steam locomotive. Since then it has taken part in various Railway anniversary celebrations and has also appeared in Movies. Toaday it resides in the Transportation Museum at Albert Dock, in Liverpool. Our model of this historic locomotive is available in as now preserved condition in green with black lining or as used in the Movie "The Titfield Thunderbolt" with red side frames. This model is specially designed to introduce beginners to the fascinating hobby of working Gauge One live steam locomotives but will also appeal to the experienced live steamer.