Engines from the age of elegance.
The Johnson’s Spinner is regarded as one of the most elegant engines ever made. It was designed by Samuel Johnson at Derby for the Midland Railway in 1887. Spinners were used for hauling fast short express trains from St. Pancras to the Midlands, a role they performed for 30 years. They got the name Spinner because the wheels slipped when first starting, although once they were under way, speeds of 70mph were not unusual. As trains got heavier the Spinner found a role double heading with Midland compounds all over the Southern part of the Midland Railway. The last one, now preserved, was withdrawn in 1928.
Our model is painted in later Midland livery and will pull 6 to 7 standard Hornby Pulman cars on a level track.
Many people have looked high and low for a Bing Spinner without success. Even when an original is found, the price is prohibitive. Here is a real alternative – a Wynford Classic Spinner at a reasonable price, which includes tender. Wynford Classic locomotive are "0" gauge 12 volt DC 3 rail electrically powered, and will run on most types of coarse scale 3 rail track old and modern, including tin plate and Basset Lowke raised 3rd rail. Each locomotive comes fully tested and ready to run.
More exclusive projects to come We have plans for many other exciting projects to whet your appetite. Watch this space.