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5 inch gauge part-built LNER A4 Pacific - stock code 6479

A well-advanced 5 inch gauge LNER A4, built to the Breeze design and comprising a finely made chassis, silver-soldered copper superheated boiler with combustion chamber and largely complete tender.

Three cylinder, with Gresley-Holcroft conjugated gear, the chassis runs beautifully on air - there's a clip of it on the rolling road here.

This one came to us from the builder, an experienced model engineer who started this one, by his own confession, too late in life to be confident of moving it about when completed. The engine - whilst not a weekend job to complete - offers a substantial head start for anybody contemplating one of these rarely modelled Gresley Pacifics.

gauge 5 inch