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1 1/2 inch scale Allchin traction engine - stock code 8275

A 1 1/2 inch scale Allchin, built in the 1990s - it's come to us from the late builder's son, he was a time-served turner who spent his working life on a lathe at a government establishment near Oxford.

Professionally made boiler by Chambers is copper, silver soldered throughout, complete with original builder's test certificate. It's had a twice working pressure hydraulic test in recent days with certificate issued for same. The engine has been run on air in the past but never steamed.

Complete with a set of lamps (and the lead die block used to stamp out the caps), shovel, construction manual, set of drawingsand other odds and ends. One gear guard and the toolbox/running board are loose, to be fitted.

Although in scruffy condition and requiring some tidying up, it has a good boiler and runs on air - a worthwhile winter project, which would repay stripping, cleaning and repainting.

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 1059
year built 1993
boiler maker R.Chambers
CE mark n/a, pre-2002
working pressure/psi 90
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered
hydraulic test valid to 2/Dec/2022
fusible plug no
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type Ramsbottom
mechanical pump 1
differential yes