SOLD - LION now has a new home. Thank you to everyone who has shown an interest

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SOLD - LION now has a new home. Thank you to everyone who has shown an interest

For Sale

Price £3750

Date 13/03/2019 at 10:27

Location Brecon

Contact Seller :

Telephone Icon   07742958663

Email Icon   englyshe_plate@yahoo.co.uk

 

Description

My sincere apologies to everyone who has shown such genuine interest in the purchase of our LION. However, due to my own error she was incorrectly advertised as 71/4" when in actual fact she is 5". We hope that she is still of interest to someone.

This is a beautiful and very rare example of the famed LION locomotive in 5" gauge.

LION has her original tender.

Expertly scratch built by my wife's Grandfather, Mr. Alec Gibbs around the mid 1970's. Alec is in one of the images riding his pride and joy.

This loco has lots of family history and we are very sad to see her go But she is not being used as she should - pulling happy folk along on sunny days. We hope she will find a new and appreciative home.

After some regular use, LION was stored safe and dry under the stairs for many years emerging only recently due to a house move.

LION needs recommissioning. I can however report the following:

All the mechanicals (wheels, linkages, suspension blocks, pressure valves, etc.) move freely and are well lubricated. There is no visible signs of damage anywhere whatsoever. LION was always well looked after and thoroughly maintained by Alec prior to her being moth-balled. The only bit missing is the firebox bottom plate - a detachable piece which has been lost somewhere along the way. Replacing it is very straightforward.

LION's condition is totaly original - as she was built. There has been no restoration or recommissioning post build.

Please feel free to contact me, William on 07742 958663 for further information or to arrange a viewing. I have lots of additional hi-res images too so send me your email and I will gladly send them over to you.

Thank you for looking.

Will



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