Little Samson Models

The Universal Carrier will make a powerful and good looking model. The choice of three different boilers ( water tube, locomotive and vertical ) and the option of fitting wood, steel plate or cast iron wheels gives the builder considerable choice. The wagon may be completed as a flat bed , box bed, as a generating wagon (as supplied to showmen), or any other guise of the builder's choice. Four examples are illustrated below.

The compact and totally enclosed compound undertype engine is fitted beneath the frames. A two speed gearbox and differential run in an oil bath. A considerable bonus of the Savage engine design is that the geared down pump may be run under power from the engine while the vehicle is stationary. The double drive to the back wheels employs chains and sprockets. The wood block brakes bear directly on the wheel rim.




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