A 3 1/2 inch gauge Baldwin 4-8-4 to Martin Evans' "Columbia" design, serialised in "Model Engineer" 1978-80. It comes out as a seriously large engine in this gauge - 18 inches longer than the 3 1/2 inch gauge Britannia we've recently sold - with 42 square inches of grate area (or just less than a 7 1/4 inch gauge Stafford!)
A well-built engine completed in 1984, it's mechanically in good order and runs well, boiler is in good condition. Paintwork is worn in places - footplate, around the cylinder cladding - although not to the extent you'd be ashamed to be seen in public with it.
Silver soldered copper boiler with superheaters, 80psi working pressure, feed by mechanical pump with hand pump in the tender. Piston valve cylinders with Walshaert's valve gear, screw reverser in the cab. Twin mechanical lubricators.
12-wheeled Vanderbilt bogie tender.
Complete with a pair of well-made fitted transport crates, firing irons, electric steam-raising blower and a spare grate.
Locomotive 44 inches
Tender 27 inches
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