3 1/2″ Heilan Lassie

Stock code L031015

Here we have a tidy and ready to play 3 1/2″ gauge LBSC Heilan Lassie.  As the knowledgeable among you will know, this is essentially a model of Thompson’s 1945 rebuild of Gresleys original A1 ‘Great Northern’.  Although Thompson continued to rebuild and indeed build other pacific locos to this general design, Great Northern was the first and one off loco, given the classification of A1/1.

A full three cylinder model, as per the prototype, Heilan Lassies make very smooth running and capable locos.  It’s a very well proven design, with a good few having been successfully made, making the model possibly the most financially accessible route into 3 1/2″ gauge Pacific express passenger loco ownership.

She has an injector, an axle pump with footplate mounted bypass valve and of course the hand pump in the tender for water.  Lubrication is by a decent sized mechanical job under the front running board.  The boiler is the usual silver soldered copper one and comes freshly tested and ready to play.

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.

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