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3 1/2 inch gauge Derby 4F - stock code 10273

A 3 1/2 inch gauge LMS 4F 0-6-0, an older engine which in recent times has been professionally repainted. It's come to us with several other engines as the owner, now retired, downsizes his collection.

Unused in many years, the engine pushes along fairly freely although with some tight spots - there's precious little oil left anywhere on the motionwork or valve gear, we suspect it's a similar story inside the cylinders.

Regulator is currently seized and the top water gauge fitting leaks slightly. Boiler looks ok on hydraulic test at twice working pressure and we would warranty as sound, however, in the absence of previous documentation, it would need lifting from the frames for a cladding off inspection before new certification could be issued.

A well made example of an attractive design - well worth the effort of recommissioning to steam.

gauge 3 1/2 inch
length/inches 25+18
width/inches 7
height/inches 12
wheel material cast iron
axlebox type plain bearing
cylinder material gunmetal
valve type slide
valve gear Joy
reverser type screw
lubricator type displacement
injector(s) 1
CE mark n/a - non-commercial
working pressure/psi 80
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered
superheater(s) 1
superheater type radiant
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type spring
mechanical pump 1
hand pump 1
whistle yes