(F) Mini Lister - Engineers Emporium loco info

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(F) Mini Lister - Engineers Emporium loco info

Postby chris stockdale » Thu Jun 14, 2007 9:49 am

Hoping that this is a reasonable place to post such stuff I thought I would start a separate thread for the Engineers Emporium beastie.

More info, in the form of a leaflet, arrrived by snail mail this morning:

Available in 7 1/4", 9 1/2", 10 1/4", 12 1/4" and other gauges (thinks -- why on earth didn't someone just go for 7, 10 and 12 inch whenever these gauges were created?)

Engined version has a reconditioned petrol Lister D type power unit. Diesel engine option for 10 1/4" and 12 1/4".

L 1300mm excluding couplings

W 500mm

Height above rail 880mm

Wheelbase 550mm

Weight approx 250kg

As I noted previously, price RTR £4950 -- which seems quite a lot to me when you think what sort of car might be had for the money -- doesn't stop me wanting one though.

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Postby Steve Bennett » Thu Jun 14, 2007 11:09 am

As I noted previously, price RTR £4950 -- which seems quite a lot to me when you think what sort of car might be had for the money -- doesn't stop me wanting one though.


The price you pay for something handbuilt, instead of by robots.

Thanks for the info Chris, these dimensions will make Simon very happy, his model is going to be pretty close to being to scale for 1:22.5, a little wide, but the other dimensions are so close. I know as he used the same components as I used for my Titch kit, which is 5mm too wide, but the other dimensions are within a millimeter or two, you made my day.
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Postby John New » Fri Sep 25, 2009 11:48 am

Available in 7 1/4", 9 1/2", 10 1/4", 12 1/4" and other gauges (thinks -- why on earth didn't someone just go for 7, 10 and 12 inch whenever these gauges were created?)


As Steve has pointed us at this old thread I note the post above wasn't answered. The gauges selected for miniature railways by the pioneers were not arbitrary but I have forgotten the reasoning for most of them.

However at least one, 9 1/2", is because it is the 1:6 ratio for scale models of standard gauge prototypes. 9 1/2" was a popular miniature railway standard in Edwardian times hence locomotives from that period, such as the SLS's historic Orion, being built to that gauge. It is also why several of the early private miniature railways were to that gauge for example that which still survives at the Downs School at Colwall.

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Postby Steve Bennett » Fri Jul 15, 2011 8:14 pm

Stumbled on another of the Engineers Emporium Listers on the Crogga Valley Railway on the Isle of Man.

First minute of this video shows it with a couple of skips:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZGOqAtufFQ
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Postby chris stockdale » Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:55 am

I spent a few hours at the Midland Model Engineering Exhibition yesterday. The Engineer's Emporium folk were there with their mini Lister in the flesh and it struck me, only having seen photos before, what a quite substantial beastie it is, even if only for relatively modest gauges.

I know this link has been added before for other mini Lister threads, but it is well worth highlighting it again to see the Lister at work in Spain.

http://almondblossomrailway.com/Home.php

Interesting too to see how the Engineer's Emporium loco gets about. Go to the 7 1/4" Association stand and there's a pic of it trundling along. Go to the 10 1/4" Association ...

You can fill in the rest, can't you?

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Postby chris stockdale » Thu Nov 07, 2013 5:35 pm

A rather sad looking mini Lister captured in a photograph here:

http://bestieboy.smugmug.com/Trains/Nar ... &k=bqjFMJM

I'm amazed that one has been around long enough to get in that state.

If anyone knows the location....?

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Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Thu Nov 07, 2013 6:36 pm

Chris Stockdale wrote:A rather sad looking mini Lister captured in a photograph here:

http://bestieboy.smugmug.com/Trains/Nar ... &k=bqjFMJM

I'm amazed that one has been around long enough to get in that state.

If anyone knows the location....?

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Postby chris stockdale » Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:34 pm

Barry,

Thanks for that.

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