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Bulleid Merchant Navy original front smokebox design mock up in wood and brass of a 6 spoke Ship's Wheel. Crafted at Eastleigh, this was to be the design adopted for the Merchant Navy class locomotives but it never reached fruition. Measures 15 across. A significant piece of Southern Railway history. Together with the original wooden model of a 'hexagon - pentagon' Crank Pin Locking Nut and annotated notes/diagrams as designed by Reginald Curl. In the book 'Bulleid Of The Southern' by HAV Bulleid, page 119 has an interesting anecdote from OV Bulleid himself about this very item.

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Auction: May 2014 , Lot: 199
Sold for: £320
Bulleid Merchant Navy Original Front Smokebox