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5 inch gauge GWR 61xx Prairie chassis - stock code 5785

The work of an award-winning model engineer, with an exceptional LNER V2 and Stanier 2-6-4T to his credit in 3 ½ inch gauge, this is an immaculately built Great Western large Prairie to Trevor Shortland’s highly detailed works drawing-based design.

I think the photographs tell everything on this one. Machining is to the very highest standards, fit and finish of everything is exceptional – detailing is excellent, the builder even thought ahead to making the coupling rods, boring a pair of steel strips at the same setting he bored the axleboxes, to ensure the bearing centres are spot on.

Complete with a set of drawings and a quantity of unmachined castings. If you want to see what the finished engine will look like, we sold the designer’s own engine back in 2005, pictures in the archive here

gauge 5 inch