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5 inch gauge part-built LNER B1 4-6-0 - stock code 10653

A well-advanced 5 inch gauge LNER B1 to Martin Evans' "Springbok" design and comprising an air-running chassis, copper boiler and part-built tender.

Whilst finish is in places "off the machine" with no attempt to polish or smooth edges, fit is good - the chassis turns over smoothly without tight spots and runs in either direction on air. Some time spent with files and emery would repay the effort.

The boiler appears well made, with neatly formed plates and good solder penetration. Firebox is bushed for a fusible plug.

Reeves stock remaining castings and drawings, Model Engineers Laser can supply a wide range of profiled parts, including the running boards and cab.

Complete with a binder of articles and sketches.

gauge 5 inch
length/inches 39 + 23 1/2
width/inches 10
wheel material cast iron
axlebox type plain bearing
cylinder material cast iron
valve type piston
valve gear Walschaerts
reverser type screw
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
boiler construction welded/silver soldered
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type spring