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3 1/2 inch gauge North British 2-8-4T - stock code 6250

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.

Length 40 inches

gauge 3 1/2 inch