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1 inch scale "Minnie" - stock code 3629

Another "Minnie", this one unsteamed from new - it's spent a good deal of its life on display, run occasionally on air for the edification of the builder. It's nicely put together and turns over very smoothly.

Silver soldered copper boiler, working pressure 50psi, feed by mechanical pump. Stephenson's valve gear with pole reverser on footplate. The engine has never been fitted with a lubricator, from my experience with Minnie mechanical lubricators I'd fit a displacement type which would be small, neat, easy to fit and cheap. Oh yes, and it would work as well.

Two speed transmission, band brake behind offside rear wheel.

There is an ashpan complete with damper but no grate - I'd be inclined to fabricate one from stainless steel.

Length 18 inches

scale 1 1/2 inch & smaller