I sold this last year, it's recently come back in pretty much the same condition, although with some of the more lurid paintwork stripped off which improves the appearance considerably - owner had fallen in love with an exceptionally nice narrow gauge engine we had in, domestic authorities didn't allow for both in the house...
A well-advanced 7 1/4 inch gauge 14xx to Martin Evans' "Dart" design. Work to date comprises a rolling chassis, axles run in split cast iron bearings, crank axle complete, wheels quartered. There is a complete cylinder assembly, coupling and connecting rods, front end with smokebox, saddle, door and chimney, a box full of parts including cab spectacles, safety valve bonnet, grate, steps, toolboxes and other miscellaneous bits.
The boiler is copper, all silver soldered - work to date is to a high standard, with neat flanging and good solder penetration. The backhead and foundation ring remain to be soldered in, it is otherwise complete, along with inner dome, stainless steel superheaters and part-built wet header.
Complete with a set of well-thumbed drawings and a part-built brass cab which managed to avoid the camera this morning.
These build into a good-sized club engine - I've had several in over the years, including particularly good one we sold in 2010 - there are pictures in the archive.
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