Here we have a beautifully made 5" gauge Avonside 0-4-0 dock shunter, built by the late Bill Finch right back in 1949! Bill Finch was a well known and well respected model engineer, who's LNWR Jumbo, (about which he wrote his book) sits in pride of place within it's glass case at the National Railway Museum. This very pretty little model is of the same design built by Avonside for the Cadbury Bourneville factory and similar to the 10 supplied to the GWR as their 11XX class dock shunters. Liveried up in industrial blue, with a fantastic patina that you only get through genuine passing of years, it's clearly been well looked after, and indeed runs beautifully. We will add a film shortly showing the loco providing an enjoyable day's shunting a few months ago at our friends railway. This is a cracking little loco with superb provenance.
We are super busy here in the workshop at the moment, so apologies for the lack of written information here at the moment! We have an ever increasing backlog of models that we need to get listed up for sale, and so have prioritised getting them photographed, priced and live for sale. More details will of course be added very shortly, but for now if you'd like to know any more details do give us a bell on 07816 963463 for a chat.
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
Stock Code: LO51107