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|