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3 1/2 inch gauge "Juliet" 0-4-0T - stock code 6436

A nicely made "Juliet" 0-4-0, LBSC's small shunting engine, somewhat overshadowed by its smaller sister "Tich" which appeared a couple of years later and seemed to fire every beginner's urge to make a steam engine (mine included - I was 12 at the time). "Juliet" doesn't have quite the same charm as the smaller engine, but is a more capable performer on the track and certainly more forgiving of less than expert firing and driving.

Commercially-built silver soldered copper boiler by Chambers, 80psi working pressure, feed by axle and hand pumps. Gunmetal cylinders with slide valves actuated by Stephenson's gear with pole reverser in the cab. Mechanical lubricator.

The engine hasn't been steamed in several years - we've recently brought it back from France, where it was on display in company with the Black 5 and LNER V4 we've recently sold. Slide valves leak when running on air, the engine runs better in reverse than forwards.

Hydraulic test @120psi for 80psi working pressure, expires 19-Jan-2019

gauge 3 1/2 inch
weight/kg 20