No.4 Tinkerbell


The original Tinkerbell prototype engine, which gave its name to the class of locomotive.

Tinkerbell was built in 1968 by Roger Marsh, named after his pet dog. In 1978, Roger sold Tinkerbell to Jim Haylock, who has owned the engine ever since.

In 1981, Tinkerbell was the mainstay of passenger hauling at Tucktonia theme park in Christchurch, and when Jim moved to open Moors Valley Railway in 1986, Tinkerbell followed.

With Moors Valley Railway being the home of the first Tinkerbell-style locomotive, a special gala was held in 2018 (Tinkerbell’s 50th birthday) to gather as many examples of the class together.

Today, you’ll most likely see her running at our Summer and Autumn galas.

  • Builder: Roger Marsh, 1968
  • Dimensions: length 66″ x width 26″ x height 46″
  • Wheel diameters: driving 10″, trailing 5″
  • Number of tubes: 16x ¾″ diameter, 4x 1″ diameter
  • Grate area: 72 in2
  • Coal capacity: 20 lbs
  • Water capacity: 5 gallons
  • Boiler diameter: 12¾″
  • Boiler pressure: 100 psi
  • Valve gear: Heywood
  • Cylinder bore: 2½″
  • Cylinder stroke: 4¼″
  • Tractive effort: 226 lbs
  • Livery: LBSC Improved Engine Green