Here we have another example of the lovely 5" GWR 1366. In our view the most successful 5" model from Kingscale to date. Only steamed on a handful of occasions. It's a commercially made loco from Kingscale, but we think it's fair to say the little batch they made of these panniers has been their most successful product to date in terms of running reliability. It's well known that the fit and finish of Kingscale locos is not quite the same as the more 'usual' model engineering tolerances, and particularly on the larger locos that has caused issues with reliability and running. However, on a small loco like this the slight issues with the Kingscale manufacturing processes aren't as evident, and certainly don't seem to cause any significant problems with the models operation. We've seen a few of these little 1366s now and they all seem to be superb little machines that run extremely well.
Fitted with an injector, a crosshead water pump with footplate mounted bypass valve and of course a hand pump in the cab. Lubrication is mechanical and on the running boards for easy access. The boiler is silver soldered copper and comes with all the original paperwork and can come with a fresh hydraulic and steam test so you can be confident all is also well there. All in all a really nicely detailed, very pretty little locomotive that in this case has a reputation for performing extremely well!
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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Stock Code: L051340