Here we have another well made 5″ gauge GWR 45xx Prarie tank, ‘4555’. This one is brand new and unsteamed, built to the Martin Evans ‘Firefly’ design and done particularly crisply and nicely. The footplate and backhead is built to run rather than for show, and is neatly laid out for ease of use.
There is an injector fitted of course, as well as a crosshead pump in typical GWR fashion with footplate controlled bypass valve. A hand pump has also been tucked behind the cab footstep for ease of use. It’s brass and therefore visible in the photos, but I suspect that we will treat it to a touch of satin black before the loco leaves us so that you can’t see it as much. Lubrication is displacement, with a reservoir under the cab footplate and a sight feed with control valve on the footplate. The boiler is as nicely made as the model, copper and silver soldered, and as with all our models can come with a fresh 4 year hydraulic test as well as a fresh annual steam test so she is read to hit the track and run. It’s a lovely model this and currently brand new.
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Sorry its sold!!!!