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5 inch gauge Nigel Gresley chassis - stock code 2363

An early stage project to Martin Evans' "Nigel Gresley" design for a Greath Northern 2-8-0 goods engine.

Work to date comprises:

Frames, buffer beams and stretchers erected.
Horns, hornstays, driving wheels and axles machined and fitted
Cylinder blocks, valve chests, covers, pistons, rods and guide bars machined
Smokebox, smokebox door with locking bar, saddle and chimney part-made, loosely assembled
Steam and exhaust smokebox pipework
Screw reverser stand
Pair part-finished connecting rods
Tender rolling chassis

There are unmachined castings for:

Spare cylinder blocks
Motion brakets

There is a complete set of the "Model Engineer" articles detailing construction, including drawings. Parts and castings are still available from Reeves.

Chingford Club have a good article about building one of these engines as a club locomotive

Locomotive 39 inches
Tender 23 inches

gauge 5 inch