model locomotive - novelty

1905-10_(0001)

1905-10_(0001)
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.

Details

Category:
Railway Models
Object Number:
1905-10
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), copper (metal), steel (metal) and wood (unidentified)
type:
model locomotive
credit:
Braun & Company