Garrattmakeris creating 1:22,5 brass models of steam locomotives.
Under the name of Garrattmaker I have been constructing
models of steam locomotive by the English designer
Herbert William Garratt (1864-1913) since 1990.
My first home-made model on scale 1:22,5 was a
Garratt locomotive without a direct model.
The drive is carried out by two LGB undercarriages.
The superstructures are made of styrene.
The second Garratt is a locomotive of
the KUR - Kenya Uganda Railways.
The last original of this locomotive
can be seen at the Nairobi Railway
Museum. I traveled to the Museum of
Science, Manchester to get my hands
on the plans of this locomotive. So far,
four engines on a scale of 1:22,5 have
been built. The locomotives Mengo and
Karamoja, are electrically powered and
the locomotives Narok and Teso are
models with steam engines.
Moreover, I am currently working on
an Australian Garratt. The original loco
can be viewed at the National Railway
Museum Port Adelaide.
This model is once again in the scale 1:
22.5 and made for real steam as well as
The actual model is by way of exception
not a Garratt but a Type 5 Kitson-
Meyer, which is a locomotive to ride
in the mountainous landscape of the
Transandine railway from Chile to
Argentina. A slightly modified version of
the original locomotive can be seen at
the Museo Ferroviario de Santiago in Chile.
Two steam locomotives M 1:22,5 are already
An electric version will be built in a series of
You-Tube Videos autumn 2018