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7 1/4 inch gauge part-built "Sweet William" - stock code 4410

An early stage 7 1/4 inch gauge "Sweet William", comprising rolling chassis with wheels, axleboxes, buffer beams and all stretchers fitted, axle pumps, pair of part-machined trailing wheels, Blackgates laser-cut saddle assembled, pair of part-machined cylinders, one coupling rod, sundry castings and a set of drawings.

Work on the chassis struggles to achieve mediocre, the flanges on the driving wheels vary in thickness around the rim, which would be an interesting job to set up on the lathe if one was attempting to do it on purpose - I can only assume the things were wobbling like saucepan lids whilst being machined.

gauge 7 1/4 inch