Sold October 2006 Back to Archive

5 inch gauge part-built Britannia with complete tender - stock code 2918

I sold this one back in 2006, work has progressed including completion of the front bogie and fitting of water pump. The owner has now gone to 7 1/4 inch gauge, if you missed "Lord Hurcomb" recently here's your chance at a well-built engine that's about 70% of the way there.

A well advanced 5 inch gauge "Britannia", bought part-built many years ago by a professional engineer who, after diversions including the complete restoration of a pair of 4' 8 1/2" engines and building a batch of six Hunslets, has decided that time is probably not on his side for completing this one (and the garden railway he built in his spare time is 7 1/4 inch gauge, which is where his interests now lie).

I won't try to detail out all the work - there are fifty pictures showing just about everything. Suffice to say there's a huge amount of work done, silver-soldered copper combustion chamber boiler by Kellett with original hydraulic certificate, rolling chassis with machined cylinders fitted, most of a set of motion work, complete tender built to a high standard and painted. It all runs on roller bearings, work to date is to a good standard. There are boxes and boxes of small components, a large quantity of paperwork including a complete set of drawings and photographs of both the full size "Oliver Cromwell" and a couple of fine models.

Still quite a bit to do, but much of the serious expense is now behind you on this one.

Locomotive 48 inches
Tender 24 inches

gauge 5 inch