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1 1/2 inch scale Allchin traction engine "Royal Chester" - stock code 8171

A well made 1 1/2 inch scale Allchin agricultural engine to the popular 1950s design by Bill Hughes, the result of him spending several days crawling all over the original engine with a tape measure and notepad.

The engine appears not to have been steamed in several years, it requires minor work for recommissioning including attention to a seized regulator and several leaky fittings.

Boiler had had a twice working pressure hydraulic test with certificate issued for same, the engine runs well on air.

Complete with a beautifully made bucket and coal hammer.
scale 1 1/2 inch & smaller
length/inches 27
width/inches 12
height/inches 18
weight/kg 30
cylinder material cast iron
valve type slide
valve gear Stephensons
reverser type pole
governor type Pickering
lubricator type mechanical
injector(s) 1
boiler number May-22
year built unknown
boiler maker non-commercial
working pressure/psi 90
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered
hydraulic test valid to 25/Sep/2022
fusible plug no
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type Ramsbottom
mechanical pump 1