A quiet rare Live Steam French design Shunter.
See https://www.irsociety.co.uk/Archives/8/french_vertical_boilered.htm for further information.
Fittings characteristic suggest Radiguet was the maker, but may well be scratch built using Radiguet fittings.
French made probably late 19th century given its single buffer design – noting a double buffer arrangement went well into the 20th century.
Have not been steamed.
7cm gauge, 7cm gauge, 11cm wide, 25cm bumper to bumper & 19cm high
Comes with a open topped waggon and guard van – the latter having some age and missing a buffer and does not have and seems never to have had any doors.
Both 12cm wide by ~30 long
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