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7 1/4 inch gauge "Holmside" 0-6-0ST - stock code 10097

A part-built 7 1/4 inch gauge 0-6-0ST to Martin Evans' "Holmside" design serialised in "Model Engineer", a large, powerful locomotive based on a National Coal Board locomotive.

Work to date comprises a rolling chassis with cylinders fitted, smokebox assembly, part-finished brass saddle tank and much of the motion work and valve gear in either finished or part-finished form.

The copper boiler is a symphony of silver and soft solders, with not quite enough heat for one, a little too much for the other.

A handsome engine when finished; if you need some inspiration, the best we've had was one of the many locomotives by the late, great Keith Massey which ran like a Swiss watch - there are pictures in the archive here.

Complete with drawings, castings are available from Reeves, many profiled parts to help the build including cab, running boards etc are listed on the ever-helpful Model Engineers Laser website.

gauge 7 1/4 inch
length/inches 43
width/inches 13
height/inches 18
wheel material cast iron
axlebox type plain bearing
cylinder material cast iron
valve type slide
valve gear Stephensons
reverser type pole
CE mark n/a - non-commercial
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered
superheater(s) 2
superheater type radiant
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type spring