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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 - 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 been steamed.

Although in scruffy condition and requiring some tidying up, it has an excellent boiler and runs on air - a worthwhile winter project, the standard of build 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 105
boiler maker R.Chambers
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