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Replica steam engines on show

Brian and Susan Caton's model of the Isle of Man Railwa. The mModel is set on the line to Ramse,y running through St German's Halt

Brian and Susan Caton's model of the Isle of Man Railwa. The mModel is set on the line to Ramse,y running through St German's Halt

Steam railway travellers in Port Erin enjoyed a display of fully operational steam powered models of the island’s iconic engines over the weekend.

Replicas of 10 of the island’s engines, each hand built by Brian Caton of Yorkshire from the original schematics, were on show in the waiting room at the station.

Originally built for the 1993 year of the railway celebrations, this is the fourth time that the 15 foot long railway has visited the island. They have been exhibited around the UK more than 100 times.

The locomotives are powered using a small methylated spirits burner to boil water and drive a small steam engine.

 

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