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3 1/2 inch gauge freelance 2-6-2 - stock code 8421

You'll probably not have seen one of these before...

A 3 1/2 inch gauge 2-6-2 tender locomotive, the unlikely love child of "Betty" - LBSC's Southern "Mongoliper" design - and a narrow gauge 0-4-0ST to Martin Evans' "Conway" design which donated the boiler and influenced the cab proportions.

We have some history for the engine, with the club hydraulic certificate expiring November 2019. We've tested the boiler in the last few days, still sound and warrantied as such.

The engine has been running in the recent past according to the previous owner, who part exchanged it for a 5 inch gauge tank engine.

Regulator and wet header both leak slightly, it runs well backwards but not forwards - we can only assume he ran everywhere in reverse, a decent pair of wing mirrors would be a worthwhile investment.

Complete with a set of "Betty" drawings and a copy of the construction manual for that locomotive.

gauge 3 1/2 inch
length/inches 29 + 18
width/inches 8
height/inches 14
wheel material cast iron
axlebox type plain
valve type slide
valve gear Walschaerts
reverser type pole
boiler number 1942
year built 2011
boiler maker K Walton
CE mark n/a - non-commercial
working pressure/psi 80
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver-soldered
hydraulic test valid to 13-Feb-2023
superheater(s) 1
superheater type radiant