King of the Scarlets

Hunslet No 492 Built 1889  Alice Class Dinorwic Quarry

At delivery this loco was named Alice.  It was renamed after a racehorse in 1908.  The name Alice went to No 780; possibly the whole tank plus nameplates swapped!! [ Quarry Hunslets of North Wales : Cliff Thomas ]

This loco was scratch built by John Orson and Andy Cooper from Wild Rose drawings by Dave Watkins - and modified.

Home-made boiler with regulator, pressure gauge, safety valve and superheater

Chassis with gas tank - slip eccentric valve gear


Footplate with smokebox


firebox surround

gas stand, displacement lubricator, and boiler water filler stand.


King of the Scarlets and Rough Pup


was completed in October 2014 and is seen here on Charminster Light Railway where King of the Scarlets is resident.


























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