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Trevithick's 'Puffing Devil' was the world's first passenger carrying
steam road locomotive. It was designed and first tested by Richard
Trevithick and friends on Christmas Eve 1801 when they drove the vehicle
up Camborne Hill in Cornwall.
The success of this first Camborne Hill run
led to the testing of the world's first steam railway locomotive at
Penydarren in 1804. Trevithick subsequently went on to build the
'Catch-Me-Who-Can' passenger train - the world's first fare-paying
passenger railway near Gower St. in London in 1808.
It was the first engine to use high pressure steam.
James Watt thought that such pressures were dangerous and is said to have
remarked that Trevithick deserved hanging for bringing such a thing into
There are no known surviving original drawings of
the 'Puffing Devil' . This model is loosely based partly on sketches and
partly on the Dredging Engine in the Science Museum in Kensington which
was manufactured only two years later. Also, in the interests of ease of
model construction, changes have been made - so the completed model does
not pretend to be an accurate scale model, but it does reflect the essence
of the original engine.
Trevithick's Puffing Devil
In kit form only. Price: £ 296.00p
Purchase the Puffing
with the optional Gas Burner Kit
Price: £ 345.00p Save £5!
Optional Gas Burner Kit
for Trevithicks Puffing Devil Kit.
Price: £ 65.00p
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kits are available
Numbers are limited, please email or telephone before ordering to
confirm shipping date.
The kit requires no machining but the boiler does
require some soft soldering. The two brass end caps need to be soldered
into the brass boiler tube and two M6 nuts need to be soldered onto the
boiler body. It should not be too difficult to build by anyone with
average tool skills.
To build the model, the constructor will also need
to screw, glue, saw, drill, file and cut various small mainly brass
The tools required are: Torch for soldering the
boiler, Small Vice, Small Hacksaw, Screwdriver, Pliers, Wire Cutters,
Centre Punch, Hammer, Files, Drill and Drill Bits.
The basic kit comes with a fuel tray to burn
solid fuel (Esbit / Mamod Type) tablets. Because of the weight of the
engine, the these tablets will provide enough heat and steam pressure to
operate the engine in a stationary mode only. Stationary mode means that
the drive wheels are supported clear of the ground and the engine drives
the wheels without driving the model along the ground.
A Gas Burner kit will be made available as an
optional extra. This burner will produce enough heat and steam pressure to
enable the model to move along the ground under its own steam.
The model can also be operated by compressed air.
The kit comprises pre-drilled and painted boiler
casing, pre-finished wooden chassis and wheels, white metal castings,
finished brass components, brass strip, rod and tube, screws, nuts and
bolts and fuel tray for stationary operation only (see Notes on