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7 1/4 inch gauge part-built LNER A4 - stock code 6897

A large amount of machined parts comprising the major part of a ModelWorks 7 1/4 inch gauge LNER A4 Pacific. Rather scarce, of the total run of A3s and A4s they made I've only ever seen a handful - I suspect the combined production got into double figures, but probably only just.

The pictures show exactly what we have of this one - from what we can see frames and all wheels, crank axle and one other driving axle, assembled front bogie, roller bearing axle boxes, assembled tender, much of the motionwork and valve gear, chimney, boiler cladding and insulation, streamline casing, smokebox with door and petticoat pipes, and two volumes of assembly instructions. Notable bits missing include boiler with all fittings and centre cylinder.

The streamline casing was, I think, made by another company after ModelWorks' demise - I've seen another set recently on a completed locomotive which was allegedly made as one of a set of four, a more accurate shape than the rather simpler casing supplied with the 5 inch gauge version.

Not a job for the beginner, but a substantial head start on building this rarest of Pacifics in any gauge.

gauge 7 1/4 inch