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Part-built 5 inch gauge B1 - stock code 2403

A superb example of Martin Evans' "Springbok" LNER B1 design, built by a retired instrument maker. The chassis has been run on air, all painted parts have been stove enamelled. There is much fine detailing, some aesthetic - the working leaf springs, correct pattern spring hangers, authentic rivet detail - other functional, such as the self-aligning radius rod bearings and stainless steel petticoat pipe.

A professionally-built boiler for this engine would cost around £1200, leaving plumbing, cladding and platework remaining to produce an exhibition quality engine which would go as well as it looks. The engine comes with a complete set of drawings and all the original "Model Engineer" magazines giving the original construction series.

I won't waffle on - the pictures speak volumes, if you need any further information, give me a call and I'll enthuse some more.

Locomotive 38 inches
Tender 23 inches

gauge 5 inch