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Part-built 3 1/2 inch gauge "Lion" with drawings - stock code 9472

An early stage 3 1/2 inch gauge Liverpool Manchester Railway "Lion" to LSBC's "Titfield Thunderbolt" design.

Work to date includes erected frames, machined cylinder block, eccentric straps and wheels; there is a quantity of unmachined castings and a nicely made silver soldered boiler, neatly flanged and with good solder penetration.

Rather rare these days in 3 1/2 inch gauge - we more often see the 5 inch gauge version (and one or two 7 1/4 inch gauge examples) - we sold a super one way back in 2003, there are pictures in the archive if you need some inspiration.

Complete with drawings and booklet about the prototype engine.

gauge 5 inch
wheel material cast iron
valve type slide
valve gear Stephensons
boiler number 021 TVM 5-80
CE mark n/a pre-2002
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered