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Auction: Auction 15.04.1999
was auctioned on: 15 April 1999
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A finely detailed museum display quality 5in. gauge working model of the British Railways (ex-Great Western Railway) 'Dukedog' Class 4-4-0 locomotive and tender No.9014, built by I.P. Watson.

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Estimate: £6,500 - £8,000
ca. US$10,462 - US$12,877
Price realised:  £6,900
ca. US$11,106
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A finely detailed museum display quality 5in. gauge working model of the British Railways (ex-Great Western Railway) 'Dukedog' Class 4-4-0 locomotive and tender No.9014, built by I.P. Watson. The model is complete with brazed copper boiler with scale backhead fittings including water and pressure gauges, level test cocks, safety valves, displacement lubricator, two injectors, steam brake, two whistles, blower, clack, blowdown and other valves, fine pipework and boiler and firebox washout plugs. Chassis details include twin inside cylinders with Stephenson's link reverse, footplate controlled draincocks, detailed big ends, fluted coupling rods, crosshead guide lubricator pots, valve rod lubricator box and pipework, displacement lubricator, crosshead driven feed pump and by-pass, two injectors, hand operated brake gear, sanding gear and detailed front bogie. Further details include working leaf springs, riveting, scale cab fittings including reversing mechanism with cut-off markings, driver's and fireman's seats, cabside notice, vacuum gauge, steps, hand and lamp irons and other fine details. Tender details include draw bar buffers, hand operated brake gear, water scoop, vacuum tank, tool boxes, tank vents, firing iron rack, working leaf springs, hand feed pump, riveting, steps, hand and lamp irons and other fine details. Finished in BR black livery with cast shed and number plates. The meticulous attention to detail is typical of the post-World War II pursuit of ever-greater accuracy to prototype which has increasingly become associated with the finest quality engineering models, regardless of scale, by private individuals, compared with the rather more practical approach which was more customarily shown by their counterparts in the nineteenth century (eg Lots [x22] and [x27]). This particular model deservedly gained a Bronze Medal at the Model Engineer Exhibition, Wembley, 1983 and has never been steamed -- 14 x 60in. (35.5 x 152.5cm.) See Colour Illustration and Detail

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Auction 15.04.1999
Date of the auction: 15 Apr 1999
Address: Christie's
London, South Kensington