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3 1/2 inch gauge "Canterbury Lamb" chassis - stock code 5837

A well-made slip eccentric chassis for LBSC's "Canterbury Lamb" - machining and fitting work is good, the paintwork is by a less steady hand (seems to be Woolworth's polyurethane applied with a two inch brush). Runs lustily on air in either direction, it needs a pump making to complete, the strap and sheave are already fitted for same.

Reeves supply the drawings and castings for this one and can supply a boiler kit for around 150 - the project could be finished at modest cost.

Would love to know why the Canterbury & Whitstable bothered to make different patterns for leading and trailing wheels, both sharing the same diameter and (of course) crankpin pitch...

gauge 3 1/2 inch