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3 1/2 inch gauge Juliet with tender - stock code 2043

We've had quite a few Juliet's in over the last couple of years - they always seem to go very well and, being a little bigger than little sister "Tich", are rather easier to keep in steam. LBSC did several variations on the theme - the original design featured slip eccentric or Stephenson's valve gear, Juliet II had Baker gear. However, what he didn't think about was the rather neat little tender engine produced by deleting the side tanks - I think it looks a cracking little thing.

This engine is an older model with slip eccentric valve gear. Silver-soldered copper boiler with superheater, fed by axle pump and auxiliary hand pump in tender. Working pressure is 80 psi, the backhead features pressure gauge, water gauge with blowdown, blower and whistle valve. Outside cylinders with inside valve chests, mechanical lubricator mounted on running board.

The engine is rather nicely finished in a dark green lined BR livery and goes very well. I steamed it one afternoon last week and was reminded just how much fun a small engine is to drive (and again wondered why we lug bl**dy great engines down to the club track just to give a couple of people a ride - I must need my head examining running the K36). Ideal for the beginner to learn on (indeed number one son still has his Juliet) - once you know how to keep a bright fire and full head of steam in a 3 1/2 inch gauge 0-4-0 with a passenger behind, driving bigger engines is a doddle!


Locomotive 22 inches
Tender 14 inches

gauge 3 1/2 inch