This miniature model of the Hagley Hall locomotive was commissioned by The Severn Valley Railway in partnership with the National Lottery Fund to be sold in the museums gift shop. The model consists of ten parts over three pages which interlock together.
Two variations of the train were designed as fold up toys, one a detailed scale model featuring precise paper engineering and texture work, the other being designed for children to build and colour in. The second simple model was designed to be die-cut and build by children whilst they rode on the real Hagley Hall locomotive.
The Severn Valley Railway is a full-size standard-gauge railway line, running regular, mainly steam-hauled, passenger trains between Kidderminster in Worcestershire and Bridgnorth in Shropshire, a distance of approximately sixteen miles.
A remarkable feature of the Railway is that it is very largely run by unpaid volunteers, with a paid staff of around 70 people responsible for administration and commercial activities, plus regular track and rolling stock maintenance.
Through the year, volunteers appear on the Railway to perform many tasks, including repairing and repainting stations, reconstruction of viaducts and bridges, and rebuilding locomotives and rolling stock, not to mention operating the trains!