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3 1/2 inch gauge 4-8-0T - stock code 7425

A particularly well-built freelance 4-8-0, nicely proportioned with a touch of the "Colonial Hunslet" about it. It's come to us from a prolific builder and boiler maker - we've bought and sold engines from each other for more years than I can remember now; everything that emerges from his workshop is crisply made, well laid out for driving and goes well.

This one is no exception, it impressed on test recently - runs very well in both directions, the backhead is neatly laid out and easy to get at, boiler makes steam for England. A thoroughly well-sorted locomotive, we liked this one.

gauge 3 1/2 inch
cylinder material gunmetal
valve type piston
valve gear Walschaerts
reverser type pole
lubricator type mechanical
injector(s) 1
boiler number GC192
year built 1992
boiler maker non-commercial
CE mark n/a - non-commercial
working pressure/psi 80
boiler type locomotive
hydraulic test valid to 20-11-21
steam test valid to 21-01-19
superheater(s) 3
superheater type flue tube
fusible plug no
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type spring
mechanical pump 1
hand pump 1
whistle yes