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Part-built 1 1/2 inch scale Allchin - stock code 2624

A well-advanced traction engine to Hughes' "Royal Chester" design, built to a good standard throughout. Work to date comprises:

Copper silver-soldered boiler
Wheels and axles
Smokebox, perch bracket, chimney
Cylinder block machined and mounted, complete with valve, trunkguide
Valve gear complete and assembled complete with weighshaft, reach rod and reverser stand on footplate
All gears cut and assembled

In addition there is a box of unmachined castings to complete the engine, including dummy road springs, hub caps, drawbar, steering wheel, regulator and gear selector brackets etc. There are a set of steering chains, professionally-cut steering worm, wheel and governor gears and a set of builders/name plates.

The engine turns over very smoothly and could be run on air with little further work. Main work left is the tender, ashpan and grate assembly and plumbing up the boiler. There is a set of drawings with the engine, parts and castings are available from Reeves. There's some pictures of a good finished engine in the archive.

Length 26 inches
Weight when complete approx 80 pounds

scale 1 1/2 inch & smaller