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2 1/2 inch gauge GNR Stirling single - stock code 10015

A vintage 2 1/2 inch gauge GNR Stirling Single, we suspect of pre-war build, possibly from commercially produced parts.

An interesting design, the boiler has firetubes and oval section firebox - it appears that there was once a spirit burner which heated both inside the firebox and beneath the barrel. The chassis has two brass cylinders with slide valves actuated by slip eccentric valve gear.

Runs after a fashion on air, although really the thing wants a complete restoration, sympathetic to its age (and possible doing away with the Great Western transfers).

gauge 2 1/2 inch
length/inches 14.5 +10.5
width/inches 4 1/4
height/inches 7
weight/kg 5
wheel material brass
axlebox type plain bearing
cylinder material brass
valve type slide
valve gear slip eccentric
boiler type locomotive