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3 1/2 inch gauge Juliet 0-4-0T - stock code 9104

A 3 1/2 inch gauge "Juliet II", the Baker valve gear variant of LBSC's ever popular design, older and slightly bigger sister to "Tich". Unsteamed from new, it is largely complete.

Work to date on this one is unremittingly grim, the chassis makes just about one turn of the wheels before locking up. Motion and valve gear is badly fitted and horribly finished, everything below the running boards needing a complete overhaul.

Above is a happier story, with a commercially built boiler by Western Steam - by far the nicest bit of the engine.

Whilst much of what is done is pretty grotty, most of the parts are there. It certainly needs virtually everything refitting and/or rebushing, but this could be done at little cost other than time in the workshop.

Complete with drawings.

gauge 3 1/2 inch
length/inches 20
width/inches 7 1/2
height/inches 11
wheel material cast iron
axlebox type plain
cylinder material gunmetal
valve type slide
valve gear Baker
reverser type pole
lubricator type mechanical
injector(s) 1
boiler number WSME.047.099.HV
year built 1999
boiler maker Western Steam
CE mark n/a - pre-2002
working pressure/psi 80
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered
superheater(s) 2
superheater type flue tube
fusible plug no
safety valve(s) 1
safety valve type spring
mechanical pump axle
whistle yes