Work to date is to a high standard and includes a chassis with motionwork and valve gear; silver soldered copper boiler complete with formers; platework for cab, running boards and boiler cladding, and a largely complete tender.
The Standard 5 design appears to attract highly competent builders; considerably rarer than the LMS Black 5 on which they were based (and we don't even see many of those, built to Don Young's super design), we've only ever had two others over the years. Both superb models, one was "Camelot" which we bought from the builder way back in 2003, the other 73173 which sold recently.
|length/inches||44 + 26|
|wheel material||cast iron|
|cylinder material||cast iron|
|boiler number||BIDD - 94|
|CE mark||n/a - non-commercial|
|boiler construction||silver soldered|
|superheater(s)||4 element, stainless steel|
|safety valve type||spring|