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2 1/2 inch gauge "Fayette" - stock code 3874

An LBSC design from the 1930s, this is his Pacific "Fayette". I've had a couple in before, this one sports the Vanderbilt bogie tender which, to my eye, suits the engine better than the standard flat-sided job he specified as an alternative.

Copper combustion chamber boiler, working pressure 80psi, feed by twin axle pumps with auxiliary hand pump in the tender. Cylinders are in gunmetal with slide valves actuated by Baker gear. The boiler has just been tested, it's in good condition, the remainder is more of a light overhaul than complete rebuild.

Locomotive 26 inches
Tender 18 inches

Hydraulic test 24-Aug-2009 @160psi, working pressure 80psi

gauge 2 1/2 inch