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25 April 2018 | 09:30am

The Transport Sale

Lot 1

A well-engineered gauge 1 model of a live steam LNER 2-6-2 tender locomotive No 4771

Estimate £1500 - £2000 + fees

A well-engineered gauge 1 model of a live steam LNER 2-6-2 tender locomotive No 4771, built by Mr Ron Cook of Tyne and Wear to D Hewson plans. The silver soldered copper boiler having fittings including water sight-glass, pressure gauge, regulator, direction control and checker plate cab floor. The chassis with twin outside cylinders, fluted motion and Walschaert’s valve gear, six wheel tender. The model finished in apple green lined livery with polished brightwork, fitted steps and hand-rails. Display track and carrying case. Please note some pipework has been removed for pressure test purposes.

* This locomotive is based on the LNER Class V2 tender locomotive ‘Green Arrow’ being the first of its class and designed by Sir Nigel Gresley. Only one of these full size locomotives has survived into preservation. Built in June 1936 at Doncaster and used for Express mixed traffic work.