A very unusual model this, and one that we had fully intended to finish off. But other projects just keep getting in the way, and its just too nice to let gather dust under the bench any longer!!
An 1854 built issac dodds locomotive. It went to the newport, hereford and abergavenny railway, the west midland railway, the gwr, then the bishops castle railway and finally the wrexham, mold and connahs quay railway in 1887,...... all before finally being scrapped 5 years before it even turned 1900. It has a fascinating history, and is certainly an interesting absorbed gwr loco that you are really unlikely to see pop up again.
Under the skin this is a modified pansy chassis, that is skillfully and crisply built to the point where it runs very nicely on air. The boiler is very nice and cleanly built, looks like a professional job to me. Comes with a nice general arrangement. We will be very sorry to see this go, as being unique and properly Victorian its right up our street. But the reality is that its now several locos down in the cue and i want to sell it to someone who will finish it,.. So we can have a go.
Sorry it's currently under offer with the sale pending.