7 1/4" Hunslet

Here we have a particularly finely made 3" scale Quarry Hunslet.  This is another model built by a long term friend of us here at Steam Workshop who sadly passed away earlier this year.  George was an extremely skilled model engineer who's work was always super crisp and neatly done and I (Simon) remember visiting his workshop a number of times as a kid to be shown the latest stunning project.  I remember when he first finished the Hunslet and he built a short oval railway track in his garden to run it on.  George wasn't a club member and the Hunslet only ever ran on a few occasions round his garden loop for his grandchildren, and so is essentially in pretty much as new condition.  His garden railway was taken up back in the early 1990s when the adjacent mainline railway was widened for electrification and he lost his garden, so the model has been tucked away in his workshop since then.

The loco is fitted with a pair of injectors and a lovely big mechanical lubricator on the footplate.  There's no detectable wear and tear anywhere on the model and the boiler, although built by George is of professional quality and very neatly silver soldered copper.  There are a couple of areas where the gold lining has been polished away slightly, but apart from that, it's a lovely model in extremely good condition.  She can of course come with a full fresh hydraulic and steam test so she's ready to play.

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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