Here we have a particularly lovely looking little thing. A 3 1/2" gauge Barclay 0-6-0 saddle tank. The full size "Salmon" loco, Andrew Barclay Works No 2139 is currently in preservation and operational on the Swindon & Cricklade railway. It was built in 1942 and delivered to Stanton Ironworks, part of the Harlaxton Ironstone Quarries industry. After a move to Woolsthorpe in Leicestershire, it entered preservation on the North Yorks Moors Railway in 1980. It spent a period in Rutland before moving to the Swindon & Cricklade railway in 2000.
The model is essentially a modified Rob Roy, and to that end is a well built model to a well proven design, but with a nice twist. All the machining is to a crisp, high standard, and it runs really nicely too! Lubrication is done by the mechanical pump mounted on the footplate, and subtly disguised as a sand box. There are also cab operated cylinder drain cocks. There's an eccentric driven water feed pump between the frames, with a backhead mounted bypass valve returning to the tank, and a subtly hidden hand pump under the removable cab footplate. As with most of the models we have she can come with a full 4 year boiler hydraulic test and a fresh annual steam test so she's ready to play.
Here's a few photographs of the real thing so you can see that the model is a pretty good attempt!
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SORRY IT'S SOLD!!!