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part-built 3 1/2 inch gauge "William" - stock code 3566

A part-built 2-6-2 tank engine to Martin Evans' rather good freelance "William" design. There is much good work done, standard of machining in general is to a high standard. The only puzzler is the driving wheels, where somebody (and I can't believe it was the man reponsible for the rest of the work) has cut into the crankpin boss in a misguided attempt to face the front of the counterweights. It's unsightly, although could be repaired by plating the weights - there is still plenty of metal to place the crankpins.

Complete with construction manual. There is a picture of a completed specimen in the archive.

gauge 3 1/2 inch