Rob Preston Model Locomotives


Exclusive Specialist
in Working Steam Miniatures of Antique Replicas
of products of the

Neath Abbey Iron Company
Neath Abbey Iron Company logo

Engineers Trained by The Neath Abbey Iron Company

Sir Benjamin Baker.

David Thomas.
The founding father of the American Steel Industry

 

Speedwell
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Industry
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Owned by the National Museum and Gallery of Wales
Edition of 20

The First locomotive built at the Neath Abbey Iron Works, Cicra 1829.

Owned by the National Museum and Gallery of Wales
Edition of 20

This was the First locomotive in the world with vertical rocking beams as part of the motion work and included a fully sprung tender.

Built in 1832 for the dowlais Iron Company of South Wales. This locomotive forms a unique and important part of locomotive technology and evolution.

 

The production of these superb miniature replicas of Locomotives built at the Neath Abbey Iron Works has been made possible by the kind permission of Mr Alan Taylor of Taylor & Sons LTD, Engineers, Briton Ferry. Mr Taylors grandfather was a principal at the Neath Abbey Iron Works and, when he left at its closure, retained the original drawings. The working drawings for these miniatures are produced from the original drawings.

I wish to extend my thanks to Mr Alan Taylor for this unique opportunity.

The Friends of

The Neath Abbey Iron Company

I was instrumental in setting up the Friends of The Neath Abbey Iron Company and the first Chairman. As a society we gathered momentum for many years, the support from the local community was and still is very strong. For which I will be eternally grateful!

31 Oct 2016

With the support of Mrs Christina Rees.MP. Professor Hywel Francis and Jeremy Miles AM in association with Swansea University who organised an inaugural lecture titled: Neath Abbey Ironworks: Past, Present and ..

From which it has gone from strength to strength

The legacy that we have from, the achievements of the Neath Abbey Iron Company as a Nation is without president and we as a Nation must develop this potential to its utmost

And show the World what Wales achieved



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