Live steam locomotive and tender. 2 and a half inch gauge (gauge 3). Steams well and runs well. Spirit fired with a fully functioning mechanical lubricator.
Cab controls include throttle, whistle and blower. Single cylinder with slide valve. Tender body is all brass. Built to an LBSC design FIRS 245 which he published in the December 7 issue of Model Engineer in 1944.
The construction article was titled A Six Year Olds 4F and can be downloaded from the UK National 2.5G Association (n25ga. This is a delightful model of an LMS 4F style suburban tender locomotive. LBSC gifted his model to the six year old son of a family in Kent, in appreciation of their kindness. LBSC completed this design whilst staying with these friends in Kent to avoid the doodle bug (V-1) bombings on London UK in 1944. Page 64 of LBSC His Life and Locomotives by Brian Hollingsworth.
This model was built late 1940s and is a great runner that steams well. It has a proper blast pipe from the slide valve exhaust that gives great draw. Running with a pleasing chuff from each piston stroke.
A solid well made model that will run for years and years. A great performer and delight that children can operate as well as adults. One for the enthusiast and also display. Locomotive with tender dimensions are 700mm LOA x 180mm W x 270H. The item "Live steam tender locomotive 0-6-0 LMS 4f LBSC design 1944 Steams well 2.5 gauge" is in sale since Monday, August 2, 2021.This item is in the category "Toys, Hobbies\Powered Toys\Steam Powered". The seller is "rocketeer_gbz" and is located in Emerald, VIC. This item can be shipped worldwide.