Here we have a 5" gauge GWR Saint, number 29xx 'Saint David'. The locomotive was a consistent performer for it's builder who ran the loco regularly until sadly passing away. Cosmetically the firebox cladding is a little over size and clumsy, and engine bears the bumps and scuffs of use, but mechanically it'll go through our workshop to ensure all is mechanically well,.... so ignore the fact that some of the injector plumbing is currently removed, that'll obviously all be sorted here in the works. The professionally built silver soldered copper boiler was made in 2010 by Western Steam, and comes with all it's history having come to us directly from the loco's builder, and of course can come fully freshly tested both hydraulically and in steam.
The lubrication is mechanical and under the front running board, and there's also some nice little oil pots to enable ease of lubrication to the axleboxes and other internal motion. Fitted with an injector a hand pump in the tender.
A rare model a GWR Saint, and because of that rarity they are usually both tidier looking models and significantly more expensive than this example, so it's an opportunity to get a decent running rare GWR prototype for what is essentially Manor or LNER B1 'Springbok' money.
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.
For any more information please don't hesitate to give us a bell on 07816 963463
Stock Code: L051311