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3 1/2 inch gauge 4-8-4 tank engine - stock code 5083

I don't recognise this particularly well-made 4-6-4T - it's been the subject of a long term overhaul over the last few years which, with anno domini, has finally stalled.

The chassis is beautifully made and rolls along freely, piston valve cylinders with Walschaert's gear. Platework is well made and nicely proportioned, boiler is ancient, from a different era of building and with a variety of battle scars, including a good-sized ding at the backhead/outer wrapper seam.

A really worthwhile project, it will make a handsome, powerful engine when completed.

Length 37 inches

gauge 3 1/2 inch