Here we have a 7 1/4" gauge GWR 45xx prarie. Assembled from a Modelworks kit, this is a brand new loco that to date has never had a fire in it. You'll see from the photos that the regulator has been out,..... this was just us during our 'sorting it' to get it through a fresh 4 year hydraulic boiler test. The regulator wasn't sealing so we had it apart right at the time we took the photos, but it's all back together now. Essentially it's finished and complete, and indeed the next stage is to pop a fire in it and see what happens. It's built from a Modelworks kit so we suspect that there will be one or two jobs to do before it's a well sorted runner, but we are really busy in the workshop, so are offering the model a little bit cheaper as she is, rather than investing our time into commissioning.
The boiler is lovely, and the usual professionally made copper silver soldered job. There's an injector, a crosshead pump and a hand pump in the tank,..... and lubrication is mechanical, one tank for each cylinder. The rest is as per the photos, and actually it's pretty good. It's a big loco, and tidily finished. there's the odd paint scratch there, as little jobs have been done on her, but generally it's a pretty presentable model. It all looks like it should work, and there are no obvious faults that we've been able to spot so far.
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