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5 inch gauge "Sweet Pea" - stock code 6258

An older "Sweet Pea", the work of an experienced engineer who built models over a fifty year period - we've recently bought a large collection of his models, ranging from a pedal-powered London Bus, through Scammell Mechanical Horse, 5 inch gauge Shay and 7 1/4 inch gauge Hunslet up to a half ton Foden steam wagon.

Silver soldered copper boiler, 80psi working pressure, feed by injector and mechanical pump (the boiler, by the way, is fitted with an absolutely beautiful vintage Bassett Lowke pressure gauge which I've been sorely tempted to swap with something from our spares cupboard!). Cast iron cylinders with slide valves actuated by Hackworth gear with pole reverser, mechanical lubricator.

Tank is larger than standard and somewhat battered - it had an accident some years ago, the painting rather better than the panel beating when repaired.

gauge 5 inch