Here we have a 5" Simplex by Martin Evans. Another good example built to the ever popular design. Chunky cylinders, outside walschearts valve gear, good size wheels and a well designed free steaming boiler. A great starter loco if you're looking to get into the hobby.
This one is fitted with the usual three forms of water supply, and injector, an axle pump with footplate mounted bypass valve and of course the hand pump in the tank. The boiler is silver soldered copper and comes with fresh boiler tests both hydraulic to twice working pressure and steam so all's well and ready to run. Lubrication is mechanical with the reservoir easily accessible on the running board.
The paintwork is a little crudely applied, but it doesn't detract too much from the overall impression, and mechanically everything is still in good condition without any undue wear and tear in the motion.
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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Stock Code: L051341