25 April 2018
A well-engineered 3 ½ inch gauge model of a London Midland and Scottish Railway ‘Black 5’ 4-6-0 tender locomotive No 5241
Sold Price £1400
A well-engineered 3 ½ inch gauge model of a London Midland and Scottish Railway 'Black 5' 4-6-0 tender locomotive No 5241 , the silver soldered boiler with fittings including water sight glass, pressure gauge, injector and drop down fire door. Chassis with twin outside cylinders and operated by Walschaert's valve gear, cylinder drains, fluted motion and eccentric driven axle water feed pump. A six wheel tender having fitted hand feed water pump, steps, hand rails and couplings. The model is finished in LMS black lined livery with detailed rivet-work, steps, hand-rails and coupling.
Length 125cm. Cab width 18cm.
* Boiler History: No boiler history available. This locomotive has not been steamed for a number of years.
* The London Midland and Scottish Railway Class 5 4-6-0, almost universally known as the Black Five. It was introduced by William Stanier in 1934 and 842 were built between then and 1951. Members of the class survived to the last day of steam on British Railways in 1968, and eighteen remain in preservation.