No.7 Aelfred


Another development of the Tinkerbell concept, Aelfred was completed in 1985 and was the last locomotive to be constructed at Tucktonia.

Aelfred is a 2-6-4T and features large cylinders and Walschaerts valve gear, a locomotive boiler and a ‘D’ shaped smokebox. It is complete with side tanks a fully enclosed cab which creates extra legroom for the driver and a rear coal bunker.

The design was inspired by the Vale of Rheidol tank engines and is finished in a fully lined larch green livery.

  • Builder: Narogauge Ltd, 1985
  • Dimensions: length 90″ x width 26″ ins x height 47″
  • Wheel diameters: leading 6″, driving 9″, trailing 6″
  • Number of tubes: 16x 1¼″ diameter
  • Grate area: 112 in2
  • Coal capacity: 112 lbs
  • Water capacity: 22 gallons
  • Boiler diameter: 12¾ ins
  • Boiler pressure: 100 lbs/in²
  • Valve gear: Walschaerts
  • Cylinder bore: 3½ ins
  • Cylinder stroke: 4¼ ins
  • Tractive effort: 429 lbs
  • Livery: Larch Green