model locomotive - novelty

Science Museum Group Collection

Model locomotive, 1:8 scale, model of Braithwaite and Ericsson's locomotive "Novelty", 1829, built from drawings prepared in the museum, part sectioned.

This model represents the "Novelty" locomotive as it appeared at the Rainhill trials in 1829, the competition held to determine the motive power which would be used on the Liverpool & Manchester Railway. The engine was carried on four equal wheels and had two vertical cylinders, which acted by means of bell-cranks and horizontal connecting rods on a crank shaft carrying the single driving wheels.

On display

National Railway Museum: Warehouse

If you are visiting to see this object, please contact us in advance to make sure that it will be on display.


Railway Models
Object Number:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), copper (metal), steel (metal) and wood (unidentified)
model locomotive
Braun & Company

Cite this page


We encourage the use and reuse of our collection data.

Data in the title, made, maker and details fields are released under Creative Commons Zero

Descriptions and all other text content are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence

Using our data


Download catalogue entry as json

View manifest in IIIF viewer

Add to Animal Crossing Art Generator

Download manifest IIIF

Our records are constantly being enhanced and improved, but please note that we cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information shown on this website.