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DEVINDER KUMAR-KANWAL08/01/2018 20:39:01
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Hi in Wolverhampton. Been given parts for a 2 1/2in Black five to make any one have any drawings and information.

I done steam engine before. Time have go something else


Brian H09/01/2018 08:01:19
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Welcome Davinder, hopefully someone will be able to help you with the Black 5.


Brian H09/01/2018 15:09:40
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Surely there must be someone willing to help a newcomer.


John Alexander Stewart09/01/2018 15:35:29
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Hi Dev;

Have a peek at the National 2-1/2" gauge association - **LINK**

They have a Black 5 in their designs page.

I was a member of this association - and was impressed by their organization and determination, but (sadly) the closest track with 2-1/2" to ME here in Canada was 6 hours drive each way, and the local club would not put in a 2-1/2" gauge rail, so sold my little locomotive on.

There's lots of good that comes in small packages; I really like the smaller locomotives.


Brian H09/01/2018 20:19:59
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Me again Dev, I came across this and thought that it might help.


Also, the 2 1/2 Gauge Society

Edited By Brian Hutchings on 09/01/2018 20:28:24

Bob Youldon09/01/2018 21:09:04
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Hi Dev,

The 21/2" gauge Black 5 was described the construction in the Model Engineer by Martin Evans either late 1985 and early 1986, the Model Engineers in question may be available from say TEE publishing and the drawings may be available from

Usual disclamers,



Neil Wyatt10/01/2018 13:22:40
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Welcome to the forum Dev,

I have a soft spot for the Black 5 as I had a Hornby Dublo one when I was a boy.


Bob Youldon11/01/2018 12:02:54
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Hi Dev,

I've done a bit more investigation on Martin evans 21/2" gauge black five, it was described between 1984 - 1985 in the following issues:-

3728, 3730, 3732, 3734, 3736, 3738, 3740, 3742, 3744, 3746, 3748, 3750, 3752, 3757.

I trust the foregoing may be of assistance.



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