A well made "Dyak", LBSC's freelance Mogul serialised in "Model Engineer" in 1934-35. At the time he offered a trophy for best example shown at the following year's exhibition - in the end there were few entries, I think the trophy was awarded the following year to give builders a bit more time.
This engine was built in the 1950s, it's remained in the builder's family throughout. Housed in a purpose built glass case on nicely laid scale track, the engine is unsteamed from new, it remains, after sixty years, in ex-works condition (albeit slightly dusty).
Silver soldered copper boiler, feed by axle pump with auxiliary hand pump in the tender. Gunmetal cylinders with slide valves actuated by Walschaert's gear, screw reverser in the cab. Steam brakes. Machining is very crisply done throughout, fit and finish of valve gear is particularly good.
We've made no attempt either to test or run this one - I suspect it's likely to remain a display piece, however inspection reveals nothing that would prevent it being run.
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