Here we have a 5" gauge BR standard '80000' class 4 tank. This is a brand new, un-fired, straight out of (but now back in) the box locomotive manufactured by Kingscale.
The model has a silver soldered copper boiler, CE marked and hydraulically tested to twice working pressure. Included are the full compliant of certificates and paperwork including an EU Declaration of Conformity. The loco was inspected before initial delivery including a 1.5 x hydraulic boiler test to ensure there was no leakage from the boiler fittings. The model was also run on air as part of that inspection.
That all said, although the loco can be expected to 'run' and 'steam', you should probably not expect this to be an engine that you can just get straight onto track with and play faultlessly. From our experience with them it should steam perfectly well. Everything will essentially work. The wheels will turn, and it should pull you around, however, there have been known issues with the safety valves, draughting, leaking tanks, the injectors haven't always worked first time, lubrication and the general fit and tightness of the bottom end is functional but not tight enough to really be put under any significant long term passenger hauling loadings. You do still however get a lot of engine for the money, and it certainly looks fantastic, the detail level is superb, but we would recommend that you plan to do a few model engineering tweaks here and there to turn this into a more reliable, and a more sturdy 'regular runner'. As long as you buy this with your eyes open, then you will be getting an extremely handsome brand new loco for a very reasonable price.
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