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Set castings O-gauge "Bat" - stock code 2205

LBSC design serialised in "Model Engineer" 1939. This was the great man's take on a Southern Schools 4-4-0, suitable either for coal or spirit firing. If spirit-fired, LBSC thought it would be the ideal thing for running round a scenic track indoors during the blackouts, hence "Bat" (yes, I think it's a barmy idea too).

Set of castings, completed frames and flanged boiler kit, ordered from Kennions in 1962. Since then, progress has amounted to turning and drilling one driving wheel (which makes me feel better about some of my projects). Castings include locomotive and tender wheels in cast iron, cylinders, tender pump, eccentric straps, buffers and smokebox door in gunmetal. Drawings and castings are still available, the Model Engineer series in 1939 gives building instructions.

A dinky little job which shouldn't take a wonderful lot of time to make up. Therea couple of sets of other O-gauge locomotive drawings with it.