Monthly Archives: May 2009

Fowler 13053 – Shiwa Ngandu, Zambia

One of the most interesting engines that came out of the Steam Plough Works is Fowler 13053. This was a special Road Locomotive of Fowler’s B6 type, however this one was fitted with a special long firebox and a superheater, the first and only one of it’s type to be made:

Superheater technology at the time [...]

Traction Talk Threads of Interest – Week 18

Traction Talk has been a bit quiet of late but here are a few threads that have caught my eye.

Restoration of Fowler A4
Wonderful collection of pictures of Fowler 10590 which is being restored by TT Member Carl Byrne:

North Norfolk Steam Tour
East Anglian Traction Engine Society held a road run over the May Bank Holiday which [...]

Large Scale Miniatures at Rushden Cavalcade

I’ve been attending Rushden rally for many years, the last 18 straight I think. This year there were a couple of larger scale minatures to look at, firstly this 3/4 scale Foden miniature had been built locally by Mick Cox, a fantastic engine, very convenient size with a great turn of speed:

This 6″ Mac is [...]