The diminutive Pug locomotive had its basis in the pre-grouping Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway, with the locomotives being built in batches by their designer John Aspinall, his successor Henry Hoy and his successor George Hughes.
The locomotives were designed as shunters for the northern region. Their small wheels and wheelbase made them ideal to negotiate the tight trackwork that is often found around docks and such. When the grouping act came into effect the locomotives were given the somewhat taunting power classification of 0F, such was their size and the specificity of their use.
Locomotive 19 was built in the 1910 batch, the last such batch of the class built. After its career with the L&YR and then LMS the locomotive was sold to the Mowlem and Co civil engineering company and then to the United Glass Bottle Manufacturers.
There it was bestowed with the name Prince and an attractive marron livery. The locomotive is now preserved, with a fire lit under the boiler in February 2022 being the first since the early 1970s.
Our model of this charming little locomotive has features somewhat restricted by its incredibly small size, a three pole motor provides the power. Separately fitted details include whistles, a bell and the boiler handrails.
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