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Scale model of ‘Solway Firth’, 1950s

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Reference: 6143

A very finely detailed, 3½ inch gauge working scale model of the short service Standard Class Britannia Pacific 7 4-6-2 locomotive and tender ‘Solway Firth’ (No. 70049). The model has a copper boiler with all the fittings including gauges, whistle, and Walschaerts’ valve gear, and the tender is complete with all of the details you would expect including steps, hand irons and a fitted ladder. Finished in correct Brunswick Green livery. English, circa 1950s.

Length overall: 53 inches (135 cm).

The ‘Solway Firth’ was built by the Crewe works in 1954. It was withdrawn from service on 9th December 1967 and eventually cut up in 1968.







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