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3 1/2 inch gauge LMS Black 5 - stock code 6483

A well made LMS Black 5 to LBSC's "Doris" design, the builder dropped a clanger at the painting stage (and if we only had a pound for every time we've thought that about an engine that's come in...). Painted in a particularly high gloss paint, without benefit of etch primer, the nicely done platework is starting to show through in large patches as the paint disappears. Whilst not a five minute job to do, this one would be well worth repainting - it would make a very nice example of this popular design.

Silver soldered copper boiler, 80psi working pressure, feed by injector and axle pump with auxiliary hand pump in the tender. Screw type regulator, currently seized - it will want stripping to free off. Gunmetal cylinders with piston valves actuated by Waslchaert's gear, screw reverser in cab, mechanical lubricator. Fit and finish of valve gear is particularly good, it's a nicely put together engine.

Constructed early in his career, the builder learned his lesson on painting with this one - his 4 inch scale Clayton wagon and superb 5 inch gauge B1 which came in with the Black 5 are painted to an altogether better standard (or, possibly, by an altogether different person).

Hydraulic test @120psi for 80psi working pressure, 20-Feb-2015

gauge 3 1/2 inch