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3 1/2 inch gauge Britannia - stock code 7233

A 3 1/2 inch gauge "Britannia" to LBSC's popular design, published in 1951 the year the full-sized engine appeared. Bit of a curate's egg this one, the chassis is nicely made, boiler is sound, platework is by and large good. Cab windows and nameplates look like seaside souvenirs, the engine has been recently repainted to a reasonable rather than show-winning standard. Runs well on air, it comes complete with a pair of well made transport/storage crates.

Silver soldered boiler, 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, screw reverser. Mechanical lubricator.

Boiler number RW13010
Builder Non-commercial build
Date of manufacture Unknown
Construction Copper, silver soldered throughout
Working pressure 80psi
Hydraulic test, test pressure/date tested 120psi, 17-Nov-2016
Steam test -
gauge 3 1/2 inch
injector(s) 1
boiler number RW13010
CE mark n/a - non-commercial
working pressure/psi 80
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered
superheater(s) yes
fusible plug no
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type pop
mechanical pump 1
hand pump 1
whistle yes