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5 inch gauge GWR 14xx - stock code 3924

A professionally-built Great Western 14xx 0-4-2T to Neville Evan's "Didcot" design, built to a high standard and in good mechanical condition.

Silver soldered copper boiler with superheaters, working pressure 80psi, feed by crosshead pump and injector with hand pump in bunker. Conventional spring-type safety valve concealed beneath dummy prototypical valves. Stainless steel ashpan. Stephenson's valve gear with screw reverser in cab, sight feed lubricator with prototypical regulator-linked atomiser valve, dummy triple sight feeder mounted on right hand side of the cab.

Backhead is well-detailed, the rear of the cab and roof removed as a single piece for driving.

The engine has been steamed occasionally by the previous owner, there is slight deterioration of the paintwork in places which could be unobtrusively touched in.

Complete with a well thought-out carrying cradle - it locates over the engine whilst still on the track, a pair of bars clamping in place beneath the buffers which locks the locomotive into the cradle. The whole plot can then be lifted clear and put on the bench, leaving the engine wheels clear of the deck. Steve was so impressed he's taken pictures so that we can knock one up for ourselves.

gauge 5 inch