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7 1/4 inch gauge GWR Prairie - stock code 8217

A ModelWorks 7 1/4 inch gauge GWR Prairie, bought new as a retirement project by a garage owner, a motor mechanic in his working life.

Quite a lot of work was done until anno domini caught up with him - the engine has come to us from his son. It's about 90% assembled and comes with manufacturer's assembly instructions, boiler certificate and a box of parts to complete.

The engine has been stood on a (substantial) bookcase for some years since the builder's demise, chassis is unsurprisingly seized and will require a degree of work before use.
Better known for their 5 inch gauge locomotives, we occasionally see the ModelWorks 7 1/4 inch Britannias and even one A4 which we sold a couple of years ago - I suspect the larger sized engines were made in small numbers.

We've had one other Prairie at an earlier stage than this which sold some years ago - there are pictures in the archive - when it came in as part exchange against a Feldbahn.
gauge 7 1/4 inch
length/inches 58
width/inches 15
height/inches 21
weight/kg est 250
wheel material cast iron
axlebox type plain bearing
cylinder material cast iron
valve type slide
valve gear Stephensons
reverser type screw
lubricator type mechanical
boiler number Nov-00
year built 2003
boiler maker ModelWorks International
CE mark yes
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver-soldered
safety valve(s) 1
safety valve type spring