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5 inch gauge LNER V1 2-6-2T - stock code 10165

A 5 inch gauge LNER V1, Gresley's three cylinder fast cuburban tank locomotive, built to Martin Evans' "Enterprise" design.

We sold this one way back in June 2002 - at that time it comprised a boiler, set of laser cut frame and a large box full of unmachined castings (the listing's in the archive here).

Fast fowards nearly twenty years, it's recently come back to us as part of a large collection of complete and part-built locomotives in 3 1/2 and 5 inch gauge.

Work to date is to a high standard and comprises a complete chassis, beautifully made silver soldered copper boiler by Cheddar Models, profiled brass components for cab, bunker and tanks, smokebox tube and unmachined castings for chimney, petticoat pipe, dome, saddle, grate and smokebox door with front and back rings.

Having run one of my own nearly twenty years ago on the Reading Club track (an engine which latterly sold to a fellow club member), I can vouch for the design - a large, powerful locomotive it was easy to drive; with no tender to reach across the controls were all easily to hand.

gauge 5 inch
length/inches 44
width/inches 10
height/inches 10
weight/kg est 75 when complete
wheel material cast iron
axlebox type plain bearing
cylinder material 3 x gunmetal
valve type piston
valve gear Gresley-Holcroft
reverser type screw
boiler number CM 1334
year built 2002
boiler maker Cheddar Boilers
CE mark n/a pre-May 2002
working pressure/psi 100
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered
superheater(s) 2