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2 inch scale Fowler "Princess" Showmans engine - stock code 8888

We sold this one previously to a long standing customer, a man with much experience of both miniature and full-size engines. It's recently come back in exchange for the Fowler B6 listed recently. Pictures opposite are from the last time it was here, it's in the same condition now.

A 2 inch scale Fowler DCC Showmans Road Locomotive, based on the Plastow "Princess" design with much additional detailing.

Standard of workmanship is outstanding throughout, fit and finish of motionwork excellent. It appears to have been steamed possibly once from new, the front tube plate still shows copper colour at the edge.

Beautifully detailed, we particularly liked the sprung oil lamps; eccentric straps and rods all numbered; the belly tank with joddled and riveted front plate - harder to make than simply using a single sheet of brass, but authentic to prototype; exquisitely turned gear selector and steering wheel handles; dummy riveted throatplate with mudhole doors; neatly formed pipework and the dished steel cylinder end covers and cleading in polished steel.

We have made no attempt to test or steam the engine, however happy to warranty the boiler as sound - the engine runs on air, there's some video of it here.

Paintwork and lining are to a high standard. There is some minor paint loss of black to the hornplates and a couple of small areas of the crimson which could either be retouched or left as-is.

Complete with crane which fits to the rear of the engine, worked from the winch.

One of the finest Showmans engines we've had in any scale.

scale 2 inch
length/inches 44
width/inches 16
height/inches 24
weight/kg est 100
cylinder material cast iron
valve type slide
valve gear Stephensons
reverser type pole
governor type Pickering
lubricator type mechanical
injector(s) 1
boiler number RC 1062
year built 1992
boiler maker R Chambers
CE mark n/a - pre-2002
working pressure/psi 100
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type Ramsbottom
mechanical pump 1
road speed(s) 3
differential yes