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5 inch gauge Great Central "Pom-Pom" 0-6-0 - stock code 9212

We sold this one back in 2020 to a local chap - it's sat on the bench since, and has recently come back to us in much the same state in part-exchange.

A 5 inch gauge Great Central 0-6-0 to Don Young's "Pom Pom" design - the engine nicknamed for its explosive exhaust after the Boer War-era Maxim 37mm heavy machine gun.

Built by an experienced model engineer, work to date is to a high standard comprising a well-advanced tender, set of erected locomotive frames, part-machined cylinders and valve chest, buffers, brake gear, motion bracket and some motion work.

The boiler has been partially assembled with barrel/wrapper/throatplate and inner firebox/tube nest assemblies made - plates have been well flanged, the soldering neatly done with good penetration. Regulator has been machined and assembled.

There is a quantity of loose parts and castings, including some of the finest driving wheels we've seen, investment cast in iron.

Complete with drawings and copies of the original construction series.

gauge 5 inch
wheel material cast iron
cylinder material cast iron
valve type slide
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper