Here we have a nice little twist on the normal Robin Dyer Design. His 2" scale Clayton Undertype is a very well proven design, with a good few having been successfully made to what are really very nicely detailed drawings. Their serialisation in the Model Engineer at the end of the 1970s probably helped their proliferation of course, although most were built in the articulated form specified. Occasionally a model pops up where it has the tractor unit modified to include a longer bed to a more conventional lorry format, and in this case, it's been made slightly longer, and sports a second rear axle, making it a little bit different, and although not unique (we've seen one other), it's certainly extremely rare!
The model has been steamed and run, although not a great deal by the looks and not for a few years, having been displayed in a living room for the last few. The boiler is silver soldered copper as usual, and there is an injector for the water, as well as a mechanical pump mounted on the crank shaft. There is also an emergency hand pump in the tank behind the cab. Lubrication is mechanical, and has a decent sized reservoir under the floor. As is usually the case with the 2″ Claytons, this is a nicely made little thing, that although not the most powerful model out there, will comfortably pull you around on a decently smooth surface. And as with all our models, she can leave us fully tested and can be given a fresh 4 year hydraulic boiler certificate and a new annual steam certificate so she’s ready to play.
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