|Pinewood Miniature Railway Society
7 1/4 inch gauge Whitworth Class 'Samson'
was inherited from Peter's late father Dick Woodruff (a previous
Chairman of the Pinewood Miniature Railway Society), who started
building this 7 1/4” gauge LNWR 2-4-0 Whitworth class loco in about
1994 and finished it during 1996. The model features a copper
boiler from Cheddar Models Ltd. with a superheater, steam brake on the
loco and vacuum brake on the tender. A lot of work went into
research of this engine, to get the details on the model looking
right. The tender even has a wooden frame like the original
the engine also has wooden buffer beams.
Owner, Peter Woodruff
The loco had been stored
and not used for many years, but only a few small jobs were required to
get Samson back in steam. These included finishing the
from hydrostatic lubrication to mechanical using an eccentric bolted to
the back axle and replacing the blow down valve with 1/4” stainless
steel ‘ball’ type valve.