3 1/2″ Hunslet Conway

Here we have a nicely made 3 1/2″ gauge Hunslet-esque saddle tank built to the Martin Evans ‘Conway’ design.

Although not a prototypically accurate scale representation of a quarry Hunslet, these are a lovely locomotive in their own right, and they lend more than a little ‘nod’ toward their inspiration.  It’s a well proven design too, with many examples having been built and successfully run over the years.

This particular ‘Conway’ has come into us in part exchange for a larger 5″ locomotive, and has been well looked after by both it’s previous owners.  The boiler is silver soldered copper and comes with full hydraulic and steam certificates.  Mechanicaly too, she is in good shape.  There’s no particular slop in the motion to speak of, and she is ready to head straight to the track and perform.

Lubrication is mechanical with a decent resevoire on the footplate.   There is a massive hand pump on the footplate as well as an axle pump with bypass valve, so all in all a great little starter loco for someone, that represents a particularly free steaming, drivable and inexpensive loco in this gauge.

As with most of our models, what you see isn’t necessarily what you get!  We often photograph models pretty much as they come in to us, and then when someone phones to say they are interested we pull the model into our workshops and make sure everything is tested, sorted and ready to go.  So if you see the odd model photograph with a fitting missing or a return crank in the wrong place, that’s just how it came in and certainly not how it will leave.

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

Sorry its sold!!!