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5 inch gauge LNER B1 - stock code 9303

A well-advanced 5 inch gauge LNER B1, finely made by the same builder as the LNER A1 "Madge Wildfire" we sold recently - he had previously completed an LNER A4 and B1, both in 7 1/4 inch gauge.

Work to date comprises chassis with motionwork, valve gear, cylinders and drain cocks with linkage and screw reverser stand.

The silver soldered copper boiler has been well made, neatly flanged plates showing good solder penetration.

Tender chassis is complete, with brakes fitted - if required, Model Engineer's Laser can supply profiled brass for the tender tank (along with many other parts for the locomotive as well).

Complete with profiled cab sides and spectacle plate.

gauge 5 inch
length/inches 40 1/2
width/inches 10
height/inches 15
wheel material cast iron
axlebox type split bronze
cylinder material cast iron
valve type piston
valve gear Walschaerts
reverser type screw
boiler maker P Beeby
CE mark n/a non-commercial
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered
superheater(s) 4