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7 1/4 inch gauge part-built "Sweet William" - stock code 3857

An excellent part-built "Sweet William" in 7 1/4 inch gauge. Work to date comprises a nicely painted rolling chassis, complete with quartered wheels, rear bogie, pump eccentric straps and sheaves. Machining work is to a high standard throughout, there are well thought out details incorporate like the remote greasing point for the bogie pivot, accessed from beneath the detachable footplate panel which saves grovelling around underneath.

There is a large box of new, unmachined castings including cylinder set, smokebox door and ring, chimney base and top and regulator block. There are laser cut components for the saddle, brake anchor and motion brackets, a rolled smokebox, length of chimney tube, a pair of part-machined water pumps and piston rings and O-rings for the regulator.

The boiler is commercially-built by Bell Boilers of Gloucester, CE marked with all paperwork, including initial twice pressure hydraulic test certificate. All welded steel construction with expanded tubes.

Complete with a full set of drawings.

gauge 7 1/4 inch