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3 1/2 inch gauge B1 "Springbok" - stock code 10163

We originally sold this one back in January - however, due to the logistical challenge of getting a crate to Australia, it's remained here at the works since that time.

The owner has now moved up several gauges, having acquired a part-built 10 1/4 inch gauge Garratt to play with, and the B1 has come back into open stock. Pictures and words are from January, it's in exactly the same condition now.

A 3 1/2 inch gauge LNER B1 - I'd say quite unusual in this gauge except that we had another come in a week before Christmas as well!

Unsteamed from new, the engine is fitted with a commercially-built CE-marked boiler which has had recent hydraulic test with new certification issued.

Requiring work before the engine can be run, the chassis is fairly stiff to turn over; the valves and/or pistons are blowing by and the regulator leaks copiously.

gauge 3 1/2 inch
length/inches 28 1/2 +18 1/2
width/inches 7
height/inches 10
wheel material cast iron
axlebox type plain bearing
cylinder material gunmetal
valve type slide
valve gear Walschaerts
reverser type screw
lubricator type mechanical
boiler number GB 385
year built 2009
boiler maker GB Boiler Services
CE mark yes
working pressure/psi 80
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered
hydraulic test valid to 14-Dec-2025
superheater(s) 2
superheater type flue tube
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type spring
mechanical pump 1
hand pump 1
whistle yes