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3 1/2 inch gauge GNR Atlantic - stock code 8168

A particularly well made 3 1/2 inch gauge Great Northern Railway Atlantic, built to LBSC's popular "Maisie" design.

Standard of machining is to a high standard throughout, fit and finish of the motionwork and valve gear is very good. From the condition of boiler, valve gear and tyres, the engine appears to have had light use, showing little sign of wear.

Boiler is LBSC's combustion chamber design, fitted with three element superheater. It has had a twice working pressure hydraulic test, with new certificate issued for same. The engine runs well on air, notching up in both directions.

Paintwork, originally done to a good standard, has faded on the barrel - we suspect through having been displayed on a window sill for many years.

gauge 3 1/2 inch
length/inches 44
width/inches 7
height/inches 12
wheel material cast iron
axlebox type split bronze
cylinder material gunmetal
valve type slide
valve gear Stephensons
reverser type pole
lubricator type mechanical
injector(s) 1
boiler number 8168
year built unknown
boiler maker unknown
working pressure/psi 80
boiler type locomotive with combustion chamber
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered
hydraulic test valid to 11-Mar-2023
superheater(s) 3
superheater type flue tube
fusible plug no
safety valve(s) 1
safety valve type spring
mechanical pump 1
hand pump 1
whistle yes