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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 7, Issue 8 (February 1, 1933)


In writing; this Brief article on Model Locomotive Building, I write not as an employee of the Railways Department, nor as an engineer. My profession is that of an optician. However, I have always taken a keen interest in locomotives, and whatever mechanical ingenuity I might possess is traceable, perhaps, to inherited instinct, my farther, the late Thomas Murray, being for many years employed at the old Petone Workshops.

I have made several locomotive models, and the following is a description of some of them:—

Illustration No. 1 shews models of the New Zealand Railways “C” and “K” classes at the station on the miniature railway line of the Wellington Model Engineering Society, exhibited at the Wellington Winter Show last year.