Lot 16: A fine exhibition standard 5 inch gauge model of
September 17, 2013
Newbury, United KingdomLive Auction
A fine exhibition standard 5 inch gauge model of Great Eastern Railway rebuilt Class D16 4-4-0 tender locomotive 'Claud Hamilton', 1900, built by L. Labram of Nuneaton in 1973, to the design by J. Holden of the Stratford works, with a brazed copper boiler, silver soldered stays, extended smokebox, superheater, side feed clacks as per prototype and D16/2, two Ross Pop safety valves, and sloping grate with ash pan, the boiler fed by two injectors or donkey pump with hand feed pump in the tender, with two inclined inside cylinders with slide valve gear and Stephenson's link motion, bronze bushed where possible or hardened,
the Adams type bogies equalised and side controlled with working leaf springs throughout, the brakes being steam or air with reservoir, the right-hand side of the model featuring a Westinghouse pump, the locomotive also with twin ram Wakefield lubricator and feed pipes to the axle boxes with separate metering valves, and ratchet lubricator, the fine scale cab including whistle control, driver's brake shut-off, injector controls, hand pump clack, blower, driver's brake, grate dumper, rear axle box oilers, regulator, scale pressure gauge, sight glasses, lever-operated drain cocks, wooden planked floor and reversing screw,
the later type three 450 gallon six-wheel tender with detailed rivet-work, toolboxes, vents, water cocks, hand feed pump, brake gear, steps, hand-rails and lamp irons, finished in lined Royal Blue livery with vermillion coupling rods, with polished brass beading on the decorative wheel splashers, G.E.R. coat-of-arms on the driving splashers, polished steel ring on the smokebox door, polished copper chimney cap, hand rails, vacuum pipes and couplings, 149cm long, the cab 25cm wide; presented in a glazed brass display case with display track and mahogany base, and accompanied by a series of build photographs demonstrating the high build quality.
Boiler history: None available.