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3 1/2 inch gauge Baldwin WD 4-6-0T - stock code 6582

Possibly because of the success of Don Young's similar-sized "Mountaineer" design for the WD Alco, a Baldwin 4-6-0T of the same era is a rare sighting - I can't remember seeing another one in this gauge. An older model, this one is particularly well built and runs like a watch on air. It came to us having been on display for what looks like many years judging by the dryness of boiler, tanks and bearing. After a boiler test - it's in fine condition - and a good oil round, it ran beautifully.

Silver soldered copper boiler, 80psi working pressure, feed by injector and axle pump with auxiliary hand pump on the footplate. Cast iron cylinders with slide valves actuated by Walschaert's gear, pole reverser on the footplate. Mechanical lubricator.

Like "Mountaineer" and based on a two foot gauge prototype, it's a big engine in 3 1/2 inch gauge - a two man lift, similar in size to many 5 inch gauge tank locomotives.

Length 35 inches
Height boiler centreline to rail 8 inches
Height to cab roof 15 1/2 inches
Width across tanks 11 1/2 inches

gauge 3 1/2 inch