I have long had a passion for the Talyllyn Railway and its locomotive fleet in particular. When starting PDF Models it was always my intention to build the entire TR fleet (all six engine).
The Talyllyn Railway is a narrow gauge preserved railway in Wales running for 7.25 miles (11.67 km) from Tywyn on the Mid-Wales coast to Nant Gwernol near the village of Abergynolwyn. The line was opened in 1866 to carry slate from the quarries at Bryn Eglwys to Tywyn and was the first narrow gauge railway in Britain authorised by Act of Parliament to carry passengers using steam haulage. Despite severe under-investment, the line remained open, and in 1951 it became the first railway in the world to be preserved as a heritage railway by volunteers.
When first opened, the railway owned two steam locomotives, Talyllyn and Dolgoch, and five carriages, including one brake van. There were no additions to the rolling stock until the line was taken over in 1951. Two ex-Corris Railway locomotives were then purchased from British Railways, No3 and No4, and subsequent additions have brought the total up to six steam locomotives.
No3 SIR HAYDN (yet to be started)
No4 EDWARD THOMAS (yet to be started)
No6 DOUGLAS (yet to be started)
No7 TOM ROLT
PETER FARLEY (DESIGNER)