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25 April 2018

The Transport Sale

Lot 30

An exhibition quality built 5 inch gauge model of a Great Western Railway 4-4-0 ‘Bulldog’ tender locomotive No 3433

Estimate £3000 - £5000 + fees

Sold Price £9000

An exhibition quality built 5 inch gauge model of a Great Western Railway 4-4-0 'Bulldog' tender locomotive No 3433, built by Mr Bob Wilkinson of Somerset. The silver soldered copper boiler with fittings including pressure gauge, water sight-glass, drains, regulator with lubrication linkage, direction control and drip oilers. Cab with simulated plank flooring, driver’s seats and cab controlled cylinder drain cock operation. The chassis with twin outside cylinders having Stephenson’s valve gear. The six wheel tender with fitted brakes, tool boxes, vents, axle boxes and suspension. The model finished in Great Western Railway green and black livery with fitted steps and hand rails, detailed rivet-work, spring suspension, vacuum hoses and lamp irons.
Total length 153cm. Cab width 23cm.

Boiler History: Boiler Identity No 12828/2 Southern Federation of Model Engineering Societies Boiler Test Records. Hydraulic Test Certificate No SF 120617 Taunton Model Engineering Club. Expired the 18th of July 2016. 150 psi. Signed by Mr Ian Grinter. Steam Test certificate No ST 117685 Expired the 6th of November 2009. 100 psi.

BOILER HISTORY DISCLAIMER
Please Note: All boiler history records and references made in this catalogue are made for guidance only and the auctioneers are not able to convey any guarantee’s or warrantee’s as to the safety of the boilers or their present condition.