Fun Town - Sharmans Traverser.
Mike Sharmans vertical boiler steam traverser appears briefly on a Railscene 2 video that features one of Mike's earliest multigauge layouts with some of the most unusual locomotives, rail stock and features history has ever produced. I remember reading in one of the monthly magazines that lack of information would not prevent Mike from a loco build if one took his fancy, building a scale model from a single photograph was quite acceptable to him so I've taken his concept a step further and built a model of Mike's model. When it came to the finer modelling details, searches made online provided a few details but on the whole, very little exists on vertical boiler steam traversers. The finished traverser is set up for DCC and runs as you would run an ordinary loco, speed of the traverser is much much slower than expected, so alignment of the tracks is not the problem I thought it might be.
What is Fun Town ? : Fun Town will be a small table top layout that will include a market stall railway, overhead tram, animated figues, rotating hot air balloon, steam operated traverser and anything else that may be appropriate, in other words, a bit of fun.