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2. Motive Power

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My one and only locomotive purchased so far is a "Kitten" built by engineer and model maker Mike Chaney. The picture shows the "Kitten" steaming up to her working boiler pressure of 40 psi. burning methylated spirit. Available tractive effort is very impressive. I hope funds will permit purchase of a second loco in mid 1997.

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Whilst this photograph is a little dark, it was worth including to show the interior layout of "Kitten's" cab. Starting from the left, the steam pressure gauge, the top of the water level sight gauge, the regulator and the forward/reverse lever can all be seen. There will eventually be a renaming ceremony if I can finally decide on a name for the "Kitten"!

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