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7 1/4 inch gauge GWR 45XX 2-6-2T - stock code 9200

A 7 1/4 inch gauge GWR Prairie, part assembled from a Winson/ModelWorks kit.

It's recently arrived from a gentleman who, with the passing of time, had found its increasing size and weight more than he cared to handle. It shared a workshop with a beautifully built 5 inch gauge Polly - finished 16 years ago and still in immaculate condition - which he's decided is a more sensible size engine to play with in his autumn years!

Chassis is largely assembled to a good standard - parts have been carefully cleaned and fettled before assembly.

What appears to be the rest of the parts to complete - less, according to the builder, the firehole door - is contained in several boxes of parts. We haven't been through every bag and box, however it appears that all the more important bits are present.

We had one of these in last year, at a slightly more advanced stage - there are some pictures of it in the archive here.

Complete with original manufacturer's boiler certificate, assembly instructions and copies of articles about the full-size engines.

gauge 7 1/4 inch
length/inches 57
width/inches 13
height/inches 20
weight/kg manufacturer quotes 152
bore x stroke/inches 2.175 x 4.1
wheel material cast iron
axlebox type plain bearing
cylinder material cast iron
valve type slide
valve gear Stephensons
reverser type pole
lubricator type mechanical
boiler number 315
year built 2003
boiler maker ModelWorks International
CE mark yes
working pressure/psi 100
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered
superheater(s) 2
superheater type radiant
fusible plug yes
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type spring
hand pump yes