Peter has been seen recently scampering around the track on a little blue ‘Firecracker’ which goes under the official title of a Scamp Mk4 (Lister Autotruck style). Our Roving Reporter managed to collar him long enough to get the story behind the build. Here in Peter’s own words is the background:
Why did I decide to build a Scamp? Well, I had experienced the power of the one on site and how well this piece of kit managed to transport trucks and material round the site at Almondell. I wanted one that I could use anytime I liked and have a bit of fun with at the same time, making work on the site more enjoyable.
So I contacted Chris Dixon at CMD https://www.miniature-trains.co.uk/ and along with another member, purchased two kits.
They arrived in a big package which had to be split into two lots, but they were well identified as Scamp 116 and Scamp 117. I chose to go for 116. All the components were stripped of their packaging and cleaned, removing any grime collected in the process.
The electronics were installed by a fellow member with much more expertise than I and completed after two or three morning visits culminating in home made soup and sourdough.
This was an easy build and helped me through a difficult time with my wife’s ailing health. The concept and design were created by Colin Edmondson