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3 1/2 inch gauge BR 9F 2-10-0 "Evening Star" - stock code 7590

A 3 1/2 inch gauge BR 9F 2-10-0 to the LBSC/Evans design serialised in "Model Engineer". A first attempt at locomotive building by a man who went on to build other engines in 7 1/4 inch gauge - such was his enthusiasm to get on with the next project that the 9F, was steamed once on completion at the local club, since when it has sat on display in his house.

Silver soldered boiler, flue tube superheaters, 80psi working pressure. Feed by injector and axle pump with auxiliary hand pump in the tender. Gunmetal cylinders with piston valves actuated by Walschaerts gear with screw reverser in the cab. Mechanical lubricator.

The engine is complete with drawings, construction manual, builder's notes and photographs of its first outing, and a functional Dexion carrying cradle.

gauge 3 1/2 inch
injector(s) 1
boiler number 615 / 41
CE mark n/a - non-commercial
working pressure/psi 80
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered
superheater(s) 4
superheater type flue tube
fusible plug no
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type spring
mechanical pump 1