5" MR Single

Here we have a rather lovely and brand new 5" gauge Midland Railway Johnson 4-2-2 single 'Spinner', to the Martin Evan's 'Princess of Wales' design.  Completed a number of years ago and then steam tested once before being professionally painted by Alan Gibson and ultimately residing in a company directors office for the following 20 odd years!  It's nice to see these models when they pop up with the smaller (and in our view prettier) 6 wheeled tender, most being made with the standard large double bogied version.

This is a very nicely made model, and although the backhead is definitely made with an eye upon running her rather than being a true completely scale model, the tender particularly is beautifully done, right down to the scale, closable padlocks on the tool boxes!  The engine is fitted with twin injectors and a handpump in the tender.  The two rear tool boxes cleverly concealing the hand pump and handle.  Lubriaction is mechanical and in the usual place up the front.

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