Based on a two foot gauge prototype, in 3 1/2 inch gauge it's a large engine similar in size and weight to many 5 inch gauge tank locomotives - certainly a two man lift.
An older engine, the boiler has had a hydraulic test in the workshop and is sound, the engine runs on air. It requires some restoration including replacement of water gauge seals, attention to a seized blowdown valve, new union for the injector steam pipe and replacement of a missing whistle.
Paintwork is drab, even by industrial narrow gauge standards. It appears matt black has been sprayed over an earlier livery - one might hope the attractive lined black and green scheme it carried in the 1970s, which would be a nice thing to reinstate.
Complete with copies of the original construction articles.
|wheel material||cast iron|
|CE mark||n/a, pre-2002|
|boiler construction||silver soldered|
|hydraulic test valid to||28/Jan/2023|
|superheater type||flue tube|
|safety valve type||spring|