Date added: 31/03/2019 14:03:15
7 1/4" Gauge GWR 1366 class locomotive. Finished in British railways livery of the 1960s as seen hauling the channel island boat trains on Weymouth docks. Probably the finest detailed 1366 class loco built in this gauge. There is still scope for the new owner to add his/her personal touches, by way of making or obtaining and adding more fittings as per the prototype. Wonderfully detailed backhead, something of a marvel. All fittings are Gordon Cheverton, Don Young and Doug Hewson. All pipe fittings and valves are Fyne Fort fittings throughout. Twin injectors are fitted, one is a Cheverton in GWR pattern which is fed from the tanks. The other is a JC, and is fed from a tank fitted to a driving truck. This is a project locomotive. It has fire box stay issues. There are some tear drop leaks at twice working pressure on a number of stays. It does not leak below this pressure and did steam without issue. Due to this problem, it has no boiler certification. Otherwise the boiler is sound and in very good order. Boiler is copper silver soldered. There are a few other jobs to do which only amount to re-making a couple of soldered joints on the pipe work and re-making bolted joints steam tight. It is currently dry fitted together to sell, so that you may see it is complete as built. A couple of sundry jobs required, however nothing at all serious. It requires new piston rings due to light corrosion, and a new set, plus spare, is included. Cylinder bores are not damaged or worn at all. All working joints and slides are excellent conditon. There is little running slop, all moves freely, smoothly and firmly without any tight spots. It comes with a full set of drawings of the original design, plus a number of Swindon works drawings to assist with adding further detail. Included are some spares, firing irons, steam oil, tool kit, steam raising blower etc... It is only for sale due to a change in circumstances, and through no fault of its own, it is a lovely little loco, and it will be sad to see it go. A PDF brochure with images will be available soon with further detail. Please contact John Weller if you are interested in exploring the possibility of acquiring this fabulous little Locomotive. It can be viewed in Bournemouth.
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