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7 1/4 inch gauge Wisbech & Upwell tram - stock code 9214

We sold this one back in 2020 - it's recently arrived back with us having been kept on a dry shelf in the intervening years, still with our original stock code tags on it!

An interesting project to create a 7 1/4 inch gauge Wisbech & Upwell tramway 0-4-0 - started in the 1980s it was last worked on over thirty years ago; with a workshop already full of other deserving projects, the builder has decided it's time to let somebody else take this one over.

Work to date is to a good standard and comprises a rolling chassis with cylinders, piston rods, rear covers, slide bars and crossheads fitted and crank axle completed with valve eccentric sheaves and straps. Loose parts include cylinder end covers, piston castings and a pair of nicely made connecting rods with cottered big ends.

Wheels are accurately quartered, the chassis rolls along freely. There would not be a great deal of work, and very little expenditure, to get the chassis to an air-running stage - it requires expansion links and die blocks along with their suspension, valve rods and valves.

The timber body work is beautifully made and finely jointed together.

Complete with a collection of drawings and photographs of the original locomotives.

gauge 7 1/4 inch
length/inches 31
width/inches 11 1/2
height/inches 17
wheel material cast iron
axlebox type plain
cylinder material cast iron
valve type slide
valve gear Stephensons