Here we have a well made, but equally well used 3 1/2" Gauge Southern Railway Schools class. This is a full three cylinder model, and has been nicely made and well detailed. However, it's clearly seen better days! We have hydraulically shell tested the boiler and it's good to twice working pressure, although several of the backhead fittings, the safety valves, clacks etc have threads that are quite worn through age, and were helped significantly in their grip of the boiler by PTFE tape! For this reason we haven't steamed it up, although as I say, there is nothing fundamentally wrong with the boiler to prevent this.
It want's a decent and thorough overhaul, and a good bit of tlc. The top end is worse than the bottom end, which would probably be fine with only a minimum of attention, although you may choose to do the whole thing. Cosmetically it's rough, but substantially it's a nicely made model that deserves a saviour!
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