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5″ gauge Stanier ‘DUCHESS’ Pacific Locomotive Project

This is a serious start to the build of a 5″ gauge Stanier ‘DUCHESS’ pacific. The builder started with an outline works drawing in 4mm scale together with a three day visit to Bressingham courtesy of Alan Bloom when ‘Duchess of Sutherland’ was based there.  During this period the builder and his toolmaker colleague amassed a large collection of picture which unfortunately have not stayed with the model nor have the drawings he created and was working from during the build.

The builder was an experienced modeller in  ‘OO’ gauge and had access to casting facilities,making patterns and having castings made where necessary. With assistance from his colleague, what you see in the pictures is unfortunately as far as he got with the build.

There is a rolling chassis for loco and tender with considerable work of a VERY high standard on all items especially the details. The cylinders are made and fitted to the chassis as well as the front bogie and rear pony truck. The smoke box and double chimney is almost complete and a start has been made on the boiler with the outer wrapper and backhead completed, together with the necessary bushes for the fittings.

A quantity of parts have already been made towards completing the motion and brake gear and these are carefully boxed up and will need minor extra work before fitting up to the chassis. This includes pistons, piston rods, piston valves, coupling rods, connecting rods, springs and a number of other small items like the nameplates and a pattern for the smoke box number as shown in the pictures.

I hope that the pictures give a good idea of the quality and amount of work that has already been completed, which should result in an outstanding model of an LMS ‘DUCHESS.

With the high standard of workmanship carried out on the parts already completed this model will require someone with serious ability to complete and I am not prepared to give it away.   NOW SOLD                    £2500.00DSCF3678 DSCF3679 DSCF3680 DSCF3681 DSCF3682 DSCF3683 DSCF3684 DSCF3685 DSCF3686 DSCF3687 DSCF3688 DSCF3689 DSCF3690 DSCF3691 DSCF3692 DSCF3693 DSCF3694 DSCF3695 DSCF3696 DSCF3697 DSCF3698 DSCF3699 DSCF3700 DSCF3701 DSCF3702 DSCF3703 DSCF3704 DSCF3705 DSCF3706 DSCF3707 DSCF3708 DSCF3709 DSCF3711 DSCF3712 DSCF3713 DSCF3714 DSCF3715