5″ BR Class 4 tank

Here we have a 5″ gauge BR standard ‘80000’ class 4 tank.  This is a brand new, un-fired, straight out of (but now back in) the box locomotive manufactured by Kingscale.  We have this one in BR Green, and another in BR Black available, and unusually we specified ours without numbers, so you can pick your own (which we will make and apply for you before delivery).

These locos sold out pretty quickly.  We bought a batch of 5 of them directly from the manufacturer with the intention of making ‘tweaks’ and improvements here n there, which we are certainly doing to a few of them,….. but we are really busy in the workshops, so we thought we’d offer a couple directly as they are for those of you who felt you missed out on the opportunity to buy one the first time round!

The model has a silver soldered copper boiler, CE marked and hydraulically tested to twice working pressure. Included are the full compliant of certificates and paperwork including an EU Declaration of Conformity.  The loco was inspected by Mike Pavie before initial delivery including a 1.5 x hydraulic boiler test to ensure there was no leakage from the boiler fittings. The model was also run on air as part of that inspection.

That all said, although the loco can be expected to ‘run’ and ‘steam’, you should probably not expect this to be an engine that you can just get straight onto track with and play faultlessly.  From the accounts of other Kingscale loco owners, it should steam up fine, the wheels will turn, and it should pull you around, however, there have been known issues with the safety valves, draughting, leaking tanks, the injectors haven’t always worked first time, lubrication and the general fit and tightness of the bottom end.  You still get a lot of engine for the money, and it looks superb, but we would recommend that you plan to do a few model engineering tweaks here and there to turn this into a more reliable, and a more sturdy ‘regular runner’.  As long as you buy this with your eyes open, then you will be getting an extremely handsome brand new loco for a very reasonable price.

For any more information please don’t hesitate to give us a bell on 07816 963463

£8000  –  as it stands, although we are doing a full rebuild on one of our batch initially, so if you’d like to chat about our potentially tweaking and improving this loco before you buy it, then again, give us a bell and we will have a chat and see what can be done.