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3 1/2 inch gauge part-built "Jubilee" 2-6-4 - stock code 2068

Nicely made example of the Stanier 2-6-4 tank locomotive to Martin Evans' well-regarded "Jubilee" design.

Work to date comprises:

Complete air-running chassis with twin axle pumps, two cylinder with slide valves actuated by Walschaerts valve gear.
Drain cocks and some linkage complete and fitted, requires lever in cab and reach rod.
Mechanical lubricator fitted
Brake shoes and hangers, compensating beams and cross-shaft at rear of chassis, requires brake stand and handle in cab
Side tanks and cab, requires tank tops, rear cab sheet and bunker cover
Bunker tank complete and plumbed to feed pumps
Copper boiler with Belpaire firebox, grate and ashpan

Main work to complete is fitting out and plumbing up the boiler and smokebox, completing the sheet work, brake and drain cock linkages.

This is a finely-detailed design, with much authentic rivet work, scale couplings, correct oval head buffers with rivetted back plates and taper Belpaire boiler.There is a complete set of drawings with the engine, castings are still available from Reeves.

The three inch scale Burrell at the foot of the page is the last engine I bought from the same builder - he has built many traction engines and locomotives and happily continues to build, although now in the smaller scales. The Jubilee has occupied many hundreds hours of his time over the last twenty years but is now too large for him to handle.

Length 36 inches

gauge 3 1/2 inch