'Long Boiler' locomotive, c 1845. Model (sc
3 4 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 26cm

'Long Boiler' locomotive, c 1845. Model (sc

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Long Boiler' locomotive, c 1845. Model (scale 1:8). This represents the type of locomotive patented by Robert Stephenson in 1841, and is known as the long boiler engine. Many of this type were built by R Stephenson and Co. The chief feature of the design was the placing of the rear axles under the boiler barrel, an arrangement which allowed the use of a larger boiler on an engine having a normal wheelbase. The boiler barrel was 38 inches in diameter and 12.33 feet long. 3/4 front side view.

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