Part-built 3 1/2 inch gauge Hielan Lassie - stock code 7585

A venerable example of LBSC's "Hielan Lassie", his take on an LNER Pacific. Rear axle boxes are stamped up GL 1947 - pretty sure it wasn't our own Mr Lawson (a man eminently capable of building such a thing, but barely toddling in 1947) - so it's not been a hasty build so far...

Work to date comprises a complete locomotive chassis, three gunmetal cylinders with piston valves actuated by Walschaerts gear, all valve gear erected. Smokebox assembly complete, with blast pipes. There is a complete tender in faded blue livery, along with a similarly painted cab - we suspect these have come from another Hielan Lassie, but made to a decent standard.

Work to date has been nicely done, and certainly has a nice patina of age about it! It's obviously never been derelict or rusty - it needs a good clean, but otherwise looks pretty good.

[ Home ] [ Up ]

full size image full size image full size image full size image
full size image full size image full size image full size image
full size image full size image full size image full size image
full size image full size image full size image full size image
full size image