First one of these we've ever had (indeed seen), a 2 1/2 inch gauge New Zealand Railways KB class 4-8-4 - bit of a monster of thing in full size, rear bogie incorporated a steam which has been recreated in the model.
The engine is grubby, it looks to have spent a lot of years stored in its purpose built crate which houses both locomotive and tender. Underneath the grime, the engine is well made and finely detailed - chassis rolls along freely and looks ready to run. There's a beautifully made silver soldered copper boiler with combustion chamber and two superheater flues.
Complete with drawings and "Model Engineer" articles about the design dating from 1956.
Locomotive 31 inches
Tender 18 inches
|gauge||2 1/2 inch|