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5 inch gauge b1. rare prototypical model, not to martin evans..

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Item number: 000003490

Item category: Railway for sale

Item category 2: Part Built for sale

Title: 5 inch gauge b1. rare prototypical model, not to martin evans..

Description: A very nicely built 5? gauge b1. This isnít a martin evanís model like the vast majority of 5? b1s. It is built actually for the most part to michael breezeís b2 drawings, and as such is a much more accurate model.

It is the correct width, has the right size wheels on it, and is generally a much more accurate representation of the prototype, and a much rarer b1 than the ubiquitous springbok design..

The builder has then used the works drawings to get the correct b1 detailing and finish. The boiler backhead is set up for a fairly prototypical layout, and indeed as you can see a good start has been made on the detailed fittings..

The quality of the machining work is extremely good, and although there is no play whatsoever in the valve gear it all rolls along very nicely with no particular tight spots..

There actually isnt very much left to do on this model to get it finished. It will make a rare and lovely thing, and is very nearly there. Loads more pics on request..

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