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3 1/2 inch gauge part-built "Conway" - stock code 4168

A part-built narrow gauge 0-4-0 saddle tank to Martin Evans' popular "Conway" design.

Work to date comprises a complete chassis, machining looks good although it is fairly stiff to turn over - tight rather than tight spots, I think by virtue of it having sat around for many years. The copper boiler looks grotty, with the regulator bush missing with distortion of the backhead in this area - might be salvageable. Remainder of the bits comprise cab, hand pump, chimney, dome and grate casting, material for a brass saddle tank and a set of "Model Engineer" magazines covering the build.

I've had several of these engines pass through the workshop - there's some pictures here of one that sold last month - it's a design I rate, they go well and are easy to drive.

gauge 3 1/2 inch