Well here we have a brand new, professionally built 7 1/4" Garratt. They have been built as a batch of three, the first (pictured here) is already sold, and therefore the photographs are just to show essentially what the general locomotive looks like. The construction of the remaining two is paused at the final cosmetic finishing stage so that the purchaser can of course specify the detail finish, and the colour and lining out style.
The engines are based upon Thomas II mechanicals, although the valve gear has been considerably re-designed so that it notches up correctly, and runs as well in forwards as it does in reverse. It's a well known issue with the Thomas II valve gear as designed, and so it's important to know that it has been sorted out on these locos. They are of course supplied with brand new, professionally built CE marked steel boilers.
We will upload some more photographs shortly to show some more of the detail, but if you would like any more information, please don't hesitate to give us a bell on 07816 963463.