‘Merseysider’ is a 0-4-0 diesel electric locomotive built in 1964 by Ruston & Hornsby for the the Park Gate steelworks in Rotherham. It was acquired by the Talyllyn Railway in 1969 and used up until 2016. It operated under loco number No.8 during it’s time on the Talyllyn Railway.
Technical specifications for ‘Merseysider’.
Length over buffers: 229.50mm
Height from railhead: 132.50mm
Sealed 6 NiMh AA cells (7.2 volts)
Sound system featuring engine sound and horn at extra cost.
2.4GHz radio control as standard
Worm gear drive
Chain drive to rear axle
Regaugable between 32mm and 45mm
4 Axle bearings
On/off switch situated in cab
Onboard charging port
Glazed cab windows
Comes with both prototypical buffers and Roundhouse centre buffers to be fitted at customer discretion.
Minimum radius 2′.