A highly detailed well engineered 5" gauge model of the British Railways Pacific 4-6-2 Britannia Class locomotive No. 70004 'William Shakespeare' built by John Adams,
Lot 50
A highly detailed well engineered 5" gauge model of the British Railways Pacific 4-6-2 Britannia Class locomotive No. 70004 'William Shakespeare' built by John Adams,
Sold for £10,925 (US$ 16,986) inc. premium

Lot Details
A highly detailed well engineered 5" gauge model of the British Railways Pacific 4-6-2 Britannia Class locomotive No. 70004 'William Shakespeare' built by John Adams,
the model is fitted with a fully brazed and riveted superheated copper boiler with twin safety valves, twin clack and injector valves, cab fittings also include twin water gauges, pressure gauge, sliding fire door, scale size oil pressure, train heating and vacuum gauges, steam brake valve, sheet metal and wood driver and firemans' seats and wooden floor, chassis fitting include twin outside cylinders with automatic relief valves and cab-controlled draincocks, Walschaerts valve gear and dummy and working injectors, riveting, soot blower and working steam brakes, tender fittings include a hand feed pump, water-scoop and water filter boxes and full riveting, finished in olive green, and bearing the last version of the Lion and Wheel symbol, also bearing the emblem of the Golden Arrow, the Grand Express that ran from Victoria to Dover and thence on to Paris via the Channel, 14" x 75" (355mm x 1910mm), custom built cabinet for locomotive and tender.

Footnotes

  • The 'Britannia' class 'Pacifics' were the first British Railways standard design introduced in 1951. A brand new locomotive was exhibited at the Festival of Britain of that year, and many of the class were named after the British Poets and early British Heroes, the balance mainly taken from the class Great Western Locomotives and several Scottish Firths.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that these locomotives are sold without boiler certificates. Prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves as to the condition of the boilers prior to the auction and Bonham’s makes no warranty as to their condition. Purchasers must obtain a professional inspection and certificate before firing the boiler. Sold together with an invoice for repairs and service of this model in 1975
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