Last updated : Monday 16th October 2017
7.25” gauge BR Pacific,
Britannia Class “Western Star”, new build
A very good example of the popular Britannia Class loco, Western Star.
She was built over a period of many years by a BR (Western Region) engineer. He started as an apprentrice fitter at the GWR Stafford Road Works, and for a time was Shedmaster at Plymouth Liara Shed, before finally ending his career as a senior BR (Western Region) Management Engineer at head office, Paddington.
It is very rare to see a new build Britannia come on the market in the 7.25” gauge, and considering how long it took to build it I can see why.
She has twin injectors, mechanical cylinder lubricator, and a silver soldered copper boiler. Hydraulic boiler certificate from Aug 2017.
Measurements : 105” long (loco 69”, tender 37”), 13” wide, 21” high.
Note: In the sunlit photographs the tender appears to be out of alignment - in fact this is just due to uneven ground.
Price - £32,500 part exchange very welcome.
Extremely Rare collectors ¾” scale Davey Paxman 7nhp traction engine, to Greenlys drawings
This fine quality build model is from my own collection. I bought it very very many years ago and immediately had it in steam briefly just to prove it would hold the pressure and run which it did.
I have recently had my friend, the “Super” painter give it one of his special paint finishes, complete with a lacquered finish.
Now at museum standard again and so rare I have only ever heard of one more.
It was built in 1941, according to the brass plaque on the cylinder block, by A. Stubley of Nottingham.
She has a crankshaft pump, mechanical cylinder lubricator, stump puller cable, etc.
Measurements : 17” long, 11” wide, 12” high. Rear wheel diameter 6”.
Price - £5,250 part exchange very welcome.
5” gauge BR Class 1500 “Speedy” 0-6-0
A really superb example of the ever popular “Speedy”. Built to a very high standard indeed with all the extra fittings which go to make it a pleasure to drive.
She has twin injectors, axle pump, handpump, additional water tank that sits on the driving trolley to feed the injectors with cold water, mechanical cylinder lubricator, anti rollbar in front of the wheels, split smokebox to give easy access to tubes, etc. etc., oiling bolts on both main steam pipes into cylinders.
The buyer also has the 'option of buying' the excellent storing trolley that sits on four swivel casters and has a wind mechanism to raise and lower the locomotive and carries the boxes of spanners, steam raising blower, coal, oil can, etc. etc.
• Loco 36” long, 10” wide, 14” high.
• Storage Trolley 44” long, 35” high.
Boiler certificate expires : Hydraulic September 2021, Steam November 2018.
Price - £4,995 part exchange very welcome.
1.5” scale. Rare and exhibition standard Burrell compound
This fully working fully boiler certificated Burrell is extremely rare being a working compound. I have had it in my collection for some years but now it needs to go to make room for another model.
This Burrell is a copy of the first compound Burrell built and they patented the single crankshaft, single crosshead for simplicity of maintenance. It had been run quite regularly when I bought it but now I have had it painted to the very highest standard and fully lacquered to preserve the high polished finish.
Unfortunately the photographs do not do it justice so any interested buyer is welcome to visit and inspect this fine quality piece.
It has a crankshaft pump, handpump, Simpling Valve button that turns both cylinders into Simple steam should the engine stop in “dead centre” and in consequence be unable to restart.
Measurements : 26” long, 11” wide, 16” high.
Boiler certificate expires : Hydraulic June 2021, Steam August 2018.
Price - £6,950 part exchange very welcome.
5” gauge BR Pacific Britannia “Solway Firth”
A very good example of the popular 5” gauge Britannia Class. Solway Firth was one of the later Britannias that were issued with the larger water and coal capacity tenders.
The model engineer who built it also built the silver soldered copper boiler - dated 2005, and also designed the cab fittings and controls for ease of access whilst driving.
She has just returned from the paintshop where she was completely stripped down and painted in BR Green coach enamel. She had a thorough boiler inspection at the same time, then running in steam on the rolling road - the verdict? an excellent runner.
She has two injectors, mechanical cylinder lubricator, etc.
Measurements : 75” long, 9.5” wide, 14” high.
Boiler certificate expires : Hydraulic Sept 2021, Steam Nov 2018.
Price - £10,950 part exchange very welcome.
VIEW 5” gauge BR Class 1500 “Speedy” 0-6-0 |
VIEW 5” gauge BR Pacific Britannia “Solway Firth”
VIEW 7.25” gauge BR Pacific, Britannia Class “Western Star”, new build |
VIEW Extremely Rare collectors ¾” scale Davey Paxman 7nhp traction engine, to Greenlys drawings |
VIEW 1.5” scale. Rare and exhibition standard Burrell compound
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