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5 inch gauge 0-4-0+0-4-4 Garratt "William Francis" - stock code 6139

A finely built model of the Baddesley Colliery Garratt "William Francis", built to works drawings with castings from the builder's own patterns. Work to date is to a high standard, the pictures show the level of detail and execution thereof. Whilst there is work required to finish the engine - we estimate it to be around 75% complete - the majority of the difficult bits are done. It needs time rather than money to complete from here.

The prototype is an attractive engine and makes for a compact model in 5 inch gauge - the original, the sole remaining standard gauge Garratt, is at Bressingham Museum.

Complete with a large quantity of works drawings and photographs, builder's original patterns, construction notes and sketches.

Hydraulic test @160psi for 80psi working pressure, 19-Aug-2014

gauge 5 inch