Last week I acquired this O gauge replica of the Stephenson Rocket. After a little service this runs very nicely. At first glance it appears to have been hand made and the paint work was definitely done by hand. On closer examination, it may have been produced by one of the known manufactures or by a cottage industry. It is all metal and mostly steel, but the large undriven drive wheels are either cast bronze or brass. Note that only the small rear wheels are driven. I had to add the Hornby passenger cars to slow it down for the brief video. The bottom of the engine as well as the tender is rubber stamped 7054. The original historic engine that this is modeled after is vintage 1829. I suspect that the model may have been produced in the 1950's or 1960's. I could not find any other examples matching mine on the web. Information welcome!
TCA, LCCA, Ives Train Society