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25 April 2018

The Transport Sale

Lot 14

A fine exhibition quality live steam model of a 3 ½ inch gauge 2-6-4 Class 4P London Midland and Scottish 2-6-4 Side Tank Locomotive ‘Samson’ No 2415

Estimate £2000 - £3000 + fees

Sold Price £3000

A fine exhibition quality live steam model of a 3 ½ inch gauge 2-6-4 Class 4P London Midland and Scottish 2-6-4 Side Tank Locomotive ‘Samson’ No 2415 , built by the late Mr Jack Hacked of Exeter with brazed copper boiler having superheater and fittings including water sight glass, pressure gauge, safety, blower, whistle, clack valve and blow down plug. Chassis details include twin outside cylinders, 1 ⅛ inch bore x 1 ⅝ inch stroke, lever controlled drain cocks, injector, whistle, steam brake controls and lever forward and reverse. Walschaerts valve gear, polished motion, sprung suspension, Piddington mechanical lubricator, eccentric driven water feed pump, bypass, couplings, steps and hand rails. The locomotive is finished in LMS crimson lake lined livery with polished brightwork and detailed rivet-work.

Boiler History: No boiler history available. We do not think the locomotive has ever been steamed. Small collection of build photographs. Length 92cm. Cab width 20cm.

* The model took 7 years and 11 months to complete and was finally finished in 1990. The locomotive was exhibited at many exhibitions including the Liskeard exhibition for 3 years running and won many awards.

* The original locomotive designed by Sir William Stanier of London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) being a 2 cylinder 2-6-4T and a Class of 206 locomotives built between 1935 and 1943. They were based on the previous 3 cylinder engine of 1034. Built in both the Derby Works and by the North British Locomotive Co. All full size locomotives were scrapped.