Trains by M. Cummings, 24,36,42 or 54 inch gauge


Steam style trains to custom order, 24, 36, 42 or 56 inch gauges.

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BACKGROUND
Cummings Locomotive Works Replicas are based on replicas of the 1849-1890's. In the 1800's many an entrepreneur built a train of their own, and in the years of 1849 to 1890 there were over 120 different models made. Malcolm Cummings decided, because of his fascination with old steam trains throughout his life to build replica steam models. For economic reasons he propels the replicas with hydraulic diesel power. When he designed his plans for a steam train he wanted it to be large enough to haul people of all ages, so he decided to make his scale 36" gauge. From his research of train pictures, he chose the design from different models in books to combine what was pleasing to his eye and scaled it from that.

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TECHNICAL DETAILS
All moulds and patterns were made by Malcolm Cummings and were put together in a replica wood model to get the patterns just right. Then from the patterns he had he had iron castings made and fiberglass moulds for parts that would be made from fiberglass.


The wheels are all cast of cast steel. Parts that don't wear are made of cast iron. All the brass is cast from brass from our moulds. Real brass parts are flag poles, cab handrails, name plates and a real bell. Parts that were originally constructed from metal like the boiler and smokestack are made from fiberglass from his own moulds. Other brass parts to look authentic are made from fiberglass and made to look brass like. This way everything looks authentic and is economical to maintain. The cowcatcher and the side panels for the seats of the coaches are cast from aluminium from his personal pattern design.

The working parts are all designed by Malcolm Cummings. The brakes are on the locomotive and four wheels on each car, and the locomotive and coaches can be painted to the purchasers specification. (with two colours on the loco, and one colour on the coaches) There is room for the Engineer to sit comfortably in the cab of 36" gauge with a perfect view from the cab to all points ahead or back to see clearly what is going on at all times. The cab is made of fiberglass as well fiberglass trim and a vinyl roof. In the cab there is night lighting and a PA system to each coach and a cassette recorder to play music from engine to coaches or messages, which ever you desire. ( PA system optional)


There is a cluster of gauges in the cab which consists of air pressure, water temperature, hour clock, hourmeter, tachometer, fuel level, hydraulic pressure and voltmeter. The coaches all have a fiberglass deck with outdoor carpeting. Coaches come with or without canopies. Canopies are made of fiberglass and are an option. All locomotives are equipped with air compressors. Night lighting on coaches is optional. Each locomotive comes with a tender car. An extensive Service and Maintenance manual is included.

Each coach of the 36" gauge is 25' long and can haul an average of 30 adults. Coaches can be equipped with wheelchair access. These trains can be operated from 0-12 miles per hour.


It is recommended that the 36" gauge train be run on a 30 lb. (or larger) rail spiked to 6" by 6" ties. Track layout, radii and bolting specifications must be approved in writing by Cummings Locomotive Works before a contract is signed.


Dimensions and specifications may change without notice.

There are many more reasons why you should consider a Cummings train when you plan your park or playground or for transportation.

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WHY OWN A REPLICA TRAIN

  • Everyone loves a train ride
  • A little heritage for your park
  • Enjoyment for children
  • Visually attractive
  • Scenic tours
  • Higher profits
  • Why not??

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AVAILABLE OPTIONS

  • Choice of colours, locomotive two colours and passenger cars one colour
  • Wheel chair assessibility
  • PA system with cassette recorder
  • Night lighting
  • Canopy over coaches

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