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3 1/2 inch gauge Derby 4F - stock code 3488

Given that 0-6-0 tender engines outnumbered all other designs built in this country, it's remarkable just how few of them get modelled. I can't really understand it, as they tend to be simple, robust designs and often, as in this case, good-looking engines. The typically short tenders are big enough to be useful coal, water and tool-carrying trucks yet not an encumberance to driving.

This is a Derby 4F, Fowler's design for the Midland Railway. Built to Don Young's design, it is a well-built engine. Silver soldered copper boiler with superheaters, 80psi working pressure, feed by injector and axle pump with auxiliary hand pump in the tender. Inside cylinders with slide valves actuated by Joy valve gear. Mechanical lubricator.

The engine comes complete with a pair of well-made fitted storage crates.

Locomotive 23 inches
Tender 18 inches

Driving wheels 4 inch diameter

gauge 3 1/2 inch