Curved Frame Bulldog 7mm scale
3303 St Anthony as 'built' (actually rebuilt from a 'Duke' Class 4-4-0) in 1907.
As can be
clearly seen, the level of accuracy and detail included in the Curved Frame
is to the usual high standard synonymous with Martin Finney kits.
history of this class of 41 engines is quite complex, the first 21 engines being
built new as Bulldogs whilst the remainder were rebuilds of the earlier Duke
new kit contains many alternative parts to enable construction of an accurate
model from circa 1904 to the withdrawal of the last member of the class in 1948.
Included are three chimneys, safety valves with or without top feed, alternative
cab sides and roofs, two different bogies and a choice of half cone or three
quarter cone boilers.
kit is highly detailed in etched nickel silver and brass with detail castings in
brass and whitemetal.
The photo on the left shows that the crank webs on the crank axle and the eccentric sheaves can indeed be seen under the boiler.
On the right the photos shows the cab detail.