5″ GWR King

Here we have a rather fine 5″ gauge GWR King, 6026 ‘King John’.  Built and maintained by a very capable model engineer this is a lovely model with a particularly nice finish giving it a very lovely and authentic feel   The copper silver soldered boiler comes fully professionally certificated so there are no concerns from that point of view.  Mechanically too it’s been well maintained and is all still nice and tight, so we expect that she’ll run as well as she looks!

Fitted with an injector as well as twin axle pumps with footplate mounted bypass valve.  There is also a hand pump in the tender.  The mechanical lubricator is tucked neatly under the front running board.  There is a lot of nice prototypical detailing on the backhead as well.  Dummy damper handles, folding seats, lubricators, jockey valve even the EWS Bell and box is on there!  All the sanding rods and levers as well make for a nicely involved running board.    This is a model that has been built to run, but has also had a lot of effort put into the detail to make it feel satisfyingly like the real thing.  It’s a nice balance, and certainly a cracking loco that we are very much looking forward to putting a fire in!

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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