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3 1/2 inch gauge North British 2-8-4T - stock code 7785

We sold this one back in 2015, it's recently come back in pretty much the same condition, as part of the owner's "workshop declutter" project. Pictures opposite taken last week, words below from the last time it was in.

An unusual model of a North British 2-8-4T, built for the Ferrocarril de Antofagasta a Bolivia (Chilean & Bolivian Railway to you and me) - originally a 2' 6" gauge line, later converted to meter gauge.

This is a well advanced project from a prolific engineer - we had seven engines come in from him recently. The pictures show it loosely assembled, work to date comprises a largely complete chassis, much platework and a silver soldered copper boiler complete with combustion chamber and a pair of serious-looking thermic syphons.

gauge 3 1/2 inch
length/inches 44
width/inches 10
height/inches 14
wheel material cast iron
axlebox type plain bearing
cylinder material cast iron
valve type slide
valve gear Walschaerts
boiler maker Booth, non-commercial
CE mark n/a - non-commercial
boiler type locomotive with combustion chamber, 2 x thermic syphons
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered