5″ gauge SWEET PEA Project

This has, at one time, been a complete models following the Buckler design but without the saddle tank and having a tender for the water supply.

I have had a check over all the parts and all major items are present, including a new enclosed cab. There are a few smaller items which will require replacement like the feed pipes to the cylinder as these were damaged on strip down of the model. A replacement pair of pipes are included, but require finishing.

The boiler is of copper silver solder construction and I have had a new hydraulic test carried out which was satisfactory. I have removed the cladding from the boiler, to allow this test and this has not been refitted . This is therefore not as shown in the pictures.

A start has been made on repainting the chassis frames for the loco and tender and both are back on their wheels. I have now been working on the chassis and this is reassembled almost to the stage were it could be run on air with parts replaced  as required to achieve a sound workable chassis, see new pictures

The previous owner was hoping to fit a pair of side tanks on the loco rather than a saddle tank to have something a little different. A new owner could decide for themselves how they which to finish this model and could fit a saddle tank if they so wished.

Water feed is provided by an axle pump,hand pump and injector with cylinder lubrication via a pair of  mechanical units.

There is a turn over stand shown in the pictures and I will include this in the sale if required.

This is an inexpensive way to enter the model locomotive world if you have some engineering knowledge and like a nice jigsaw puzzle.  NOW SOLD                                                                                                                               £2250.00DSCF3723 DSCF3724IMG_0405 Sweet Pea AyresIMG_0410 Sweet Pea tender frames Ayres IMG_0409 Sweet Pea Tender base Ayres IMG_0408 Sweet Pea Ayres  IMG_0412 Sweet Pea Ayres IMG_0421 Sweet Pea Ayres IMG_0419 Sweet Pea Ayres IMG_0418 Sweet Pea Ayres IMG_0417 Pipework Sweet Pea Ayres IMG_0416 Sweet Pea Ayres IMG_0415 Sweeta Pea Ayres IMG_0414 Sweet Pea Ayres