5" Speedy 2-6-4

Here we have an unusual but well on the way GWR Freelance 2-6-4 tank.  We say GWR because to our eyes this is actually a LBSC 'Speedy' that has been stretched at both ends, with a trailing bogie and a front pony truck grafted on.  Speedy is obviously a GWR 15xx 0-6-0 pannier tank.

This looks to be an older build, although the model engineering skill is pretty fair, and it certainly ticks over on air well enough.  It was blathered in hardened oil when it came in, and the pistons and bearings were all sticky with it.  After a good bit of de-greasing though it freed up nicely, and is all fairly nicely fresh and well preserved because of it.  The timing could do with a little tweak, in common with many a 'speedy', but there's an interesting, capable and different model inside here, waiting to be finished off!

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