The Sweet pea
is a very good starter Locomotive. There are numerous
designs and shapes around from saddle tanks to side
tanks, from 0-4-0;s to 0-6-0's & 0-4-2's.
The basic design is based on a Bagnall 0-4-0 narrow
gauge engine. These engines were used for numerous
industrial uses around the world.
So why is a Sweet Pea a good starter Locomotive?
Due to their relative simple design and layout it
is easy to understand their operation, it also makes
it easy to get to the moving parts. The Sweet Pea
also has a marine boiler, which gives you the ability
to quickly remove the fire in a hurry if every thing