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5" Freelance 0-6-0

Here we have an unusual freelance 5" gauge 0-6-0.  At first glance you could be forgiven for thinking it's a Simplex, but no.  It's quite a bit bigger than a simplex, and different, subtly in virtually every detail.  Extremely well made too, the metal bashing work on the bunker is particularly well done.  The builder has put a lot of thought and skill into it's build.  Sadly, the boiler has a weep on it, and it's not one that we can economically attempt to fix in house.  One of the super heater tubes appears to be weeping quite badly in the tube plate under hydraulic, and it's almost certainly a boiler off job to attempt a fix.

The rest of the model seems mechanically in pretty decent condition.  It's clearly been a well run engine, but certainly has life in her yet!  One that we would have loved to have sorted and rebuilt here in the works, but sometimes we have to be sensible in the way that we pick our battles, and even if we managed to fix the boiler, the time involved in stripping it down and rebuilding/re-painting would be too high to make it an economic reality.  But for someone with their own workshop and 'free' time,..... there is a cracking loco here that will be a powerful and interesting thing when brought back to life!

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