A finely made 5 inch gauge LMS Jubilee, an elegant design which we rarely see modelled - not sure whether it's making three cylinders or a taper boiler that puts people off, but there must have been a hundred B1s built to every one of these.
This is an older engine, steamed we are told once or twice in the last two years. It came to us in part exchange for a Duchess, along with the 9F currently listed.
Listed under our "locomotives" section, it's partway between a running engine and a project. Boiler is sound and has a new hydraulic test. One safety valve as a seized cap and accumulates, the drain cock springs need replacing.
We found it pretty asthmatic under steam - however the last owner swears that with a good load behind it goes well.
Jury's out on that. We have this one firmly down as a running restoration - an interesting, rather beautiful engine for those of an enquiring mind, a practical bent and a decent workshop.
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||3 x cast iron
|hydraulic test valid to
|safety valve type