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3 1/2 inc gauge "Jubilee" LMS tank - stock code 2393

LMS 2-6-4 tank locomotive, designed by William Stanier - 206 engines were built by the LMS between 1935 and 1943, the last of them wasn't withdrawn until 1967, although none survived into preservation. Derby Works built the majority, with one batch coming from the North British Locomotive Works.

Martin Evans' "Jubilee" design is a well-regarded, authentic rendition of Stanier's design for 3 1/2 inch gauge. It is a large engine for the gauge, free-steaming and quick on the track - in many ways an ideal club engine for those who don't want the weight or expense of a 5 inch gauge engine.

Silver-soldered superheated copper boiler fed by injector and twin axle pumps with auxiliary hand pump in side tank. Top feeds to boiler as per prototype. Piston valve cylinders with Walschaerts valve gear, mechanical lubricator behind front buffer beam. Note the horizontally-split smokebox, something Martin Evans promoted as greatly enhancing smokebox accessibility for plumbing up and maintenance. Great idea, just never caught on!

Club boiler certificate to May 2006.

Just back, come in as p/x against a Britannia which arrived last week. The engine has been out for a couple of runs at the club since last appearing here, but is otherwise as shown.

Length 30 inches
Weight approx 80 pounds

gauge 3 1/2 inch