Don le Roux’s 15F in 5"gge

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Don le Roux was a master craftsman, a steam lover and good friend. He built a few engines in his lifetime but his last project was particularly close to his heart. Two magnificent SAR 15Fs in 5 inch gauge.

Around 36 years ago he set to work and painstakingly made every single part by hand in the traditional toolmaker way. Everything was made from scratch, even the rivets were handmade, I believe the Misses was responsible for most of these. Believe it or not, but everything you see is mostly mild steel, Don polished the engine to get it looking the way it does.

Unfortunately Don passed away earlier year, he is sadly missed. Hopefully these pictures will remind all who knew him of the good times spent with Don whether in his workshop or at Steam Meets.

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Don with his engine on display in 2003

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