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2 1/2 inch gauge "Helen Long" - stock code 5734

We don't often see "Helen Longs", one of LBSC's more complex designs for a three cylinder 4-8-4, described at time as "for the more experienced builder". This didn't deter the builder of this one, who started project in 1937 - it must make it one of the longest duration projects we've ever had in! It latterly passed to his son, during which time it had an unfortunate few months in a wet shed which has left varying degrees of corrosion in various places - it's a great shame, as the underlying work has been done to a high standard.

Work to date comprises rolling chassis, well-advanced copper boiler with smokebox, machined cylinders, expansion links with mounting brackets, eccentric straps, sheaves and rods.

Complete with blue prints and articles.

Length 28inches
Width 5 inches
Height 8 inches

gauge 2 1/2 inch