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Part-built Tinkerbell - stock code 2494

Early stage Tinkerbell, professionally-built to a commercial standard originally destined for the Oldown Miniature Railway following the success of their first Tinkerbell "James". They moved onto larger things (and now 10 1/4 inch gauge at the Cattle Country Railway), after which the second Tinkerbell became redundant.

Thus far, it comprises:

Main frames erected with horns, stretchers and buffer beams
Set of four buffers
Set of wheels CNC-machined from EN8 (after experience with "James" where, on commercial duties, the cast iron wheels grooved in under a season)
Set of cast iron axleboxes, machined for bearings (supplied)

Unmachined castings for:

Smokebox door
Cylinders (complete with end covers & slide valves)

Material for axles and footplate (formed to shape)

New locomotive-type boiler by Bell Boilers, complete with all documentation and original twice pressure hydraulic test certificate.

0-200psi 4 inch diameter pressure gauge

Complete set of Roger Marsh drawings

Length 64 inches

gauge 7 1/4 inch