Here we have a 2" Scale Alchin, manufactured commercially by Kingscale. Another brand new and un-steamed model that we had to snip from it's clingfilm to photograph!
Kingscale models are well established and well known by now, and they do some things exceptionally well and others not as successfully, and this one is no exception. It's a very pretty looking model with loads of nice detailing, the boiler is professionally silver soldered copper and very neatly done. With the Kingscale models generally everything essentially seems to work straight out of the box, so you can just fill it full of water, pop a fire in it and it'll all do what it was designed to do,..... however,.... (and we know you could sense the 'but' coming),.... the machining tolerances, the general fit of the bushes and valve gear, and indeed certain of the material choices on the engine are not quite the same as you'd expect from a new model built by a traditional model engineer.
Lubrication is mechanical through the little dummy Foster lubricator on top. There's an injector fitted as well as an eccentric driven crank shaft pump.
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Stock Code: R021148