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3 1/2 inch gauge "Buffalo" 2-8-0 - stock code 9164

We sold this one back in January, it's recently come back in new paintwork although still runs much the same as previously.

A 3 1/2 inch gauge Canadian switcher, based Martin Evans' "Buffalo" design but with marine boiler.

Silver soldered copper boiler, 80psi working pressure, feed by axle pump and injector with auxiliary hand pump in the tender. Gunmetal cylinders with piston valves actuated by Baker gear with pole reverser in the cab. Mechanical lubricator.

The engine was in regular club use until last year when it came to us us part exchange for a new "Feldbahn". Boiler is in good order, mechanically it runs - there's a clip of it here - although the piston valves are passing steam and will need attention next winter.

length/inches 31 + 20
width/inches 8 1/2
height/inches 11
wheel material cast iron
axlebox type plain
valve type piston
valve gear Baker
reverser type pole
boiler number N2-80-252
year built 1996
boiler maker non-commercial
CE mark n/a - non-commercial
working pressure/psi 80
boiler type marine
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered
hydraulic test valid to 26/Mar/23
fusible plug no
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type spring
mechanical pump 1
hand pump 1