We had several locomotives from the same chap last year, including a 5 inch gauge Royal Scot and 9F - with the house move complete and work on the Duchess continuing apace, he's again run out of space in the workshop.
The locomotive runs on air in a desultory fashion, leaking past either valves or pistons. However, the paintwork is in good order, and the new Western Steam boiler is complete with manufacturer's documentation.
We've had a couple of really good B1s in recently, such as this one sold last year - there's potential in the design for a powerful, reliable locomotive.
|wheel material||cast iron|
|axlebox type||plain bearing|
|boiler maker||Western Steam|
|boiler construction||silver soldered|
|safety valve type||spring|