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K1 Garratt

Here are some pictures of my K1 0-4-0 + 0-4-0 Garratt modelled (fictitiously) as it appeared on the Pentewan Railway (rebuilt 1′ 11½” in 1923) in Cornwall in the late 1950s, prior to rescue and eventual restoration by the WHR.

The model was built from a Backwoods Miniatures kit with various modifications which included DCC with sound (2 x CT elektronik decoders), lights, coal bunker, full cab detail and rebuilt motion with memory wire operated valve gear. There are also some photos of the model under construction.

Wheels and (replacement) axleboxes


Motor mount


Spur gear drive

Brake rods make removeable

Replacement crosshead

Replacement slidebar

Cylinder block

Removable cylinder assembly

Rebuilt rear tank with bunker

Rebuilt front tank

Improved coupling rods

New steel extensions and flycranks

Engine components

Front engine assembled

Memory wire gear change

Memory wire gear change


National Archives Australia Cab Drawing


In forward gear

In reverse gear

Simple DCC wiring job…

Final assembly

Final assembly

Finished and weathered

Finished and weathered

Finally finished.

Added September 16, 2008