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5 inch gauge GWR 51XX 2-6-2T - stock code 7451

An exceptionally well-built Great Western 51XX, built to Trevor Shortlands design in 1 1/16" scale - we'd put this one at about 75% complete. Work is of an excellent standard throughout - same builder as the Stirling Single we've recently sold.

Work to date comprises a well advanced rolling chassis, requiring valve rods, one connecting rod and various smaller parts to complete. Boiler is by John Ellis, with original manufacturer's hydraulic test from the Bishop-Ellis era.

Complete with a set of drawings. Pictures tell the whole story on this one really, one of the finest examples of this model we've seen.

gauge 5 inch
boiler number BE118
CE mark n/a - pre-2002
working pressure/psi 100
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered