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1 1/2 inch scale Allchin - stock code 3171

A well made specimen of "Royal Chester", Hughes' design for an Allchin traction engine in 1 1/2 inch scale. This model was started many years ago, a protracted build saw it completed by the builder's son. The boiler was hydraulic tested on build - for which there is a bill for 2-10-0 - and run occasionally on air since, it has never been steamed. It's had a twice pressure hydraulic test in the last few days and a new certificate issued.

Silver-soldered copper boiler, working pressure 90psi. Feed by mechanical pump from crankshaft and injector. Tender fitted with steam water lifter. Single cylinder with slide valve actuated by Stephenson's valve gear with pole reverser on footplate, mechanical governor belt driven from crankshaft. Mechanical and displacement lubricators.

scale 1 1/2 inch & smaller