A venerable 3 1/2 inch gauge "Royal Scot", not steamed
in many years. It came in to us as a part exchange a while ago, Mrs P took a
shine to it (it's something about red engines) so the engine's been up the house
since looking nice - it's recently given up its spot on a sideboard to the Webb
Compound that's just come in, by way of a change.
The engine has been built - like most Royal Scots - as a two
cylinder engine. Steel boiler with welded tubes, two element superheater. Feed
by axle pump with auxiliary hand pump in the tender. Cast iron cylinders with
piston valves actuated by Walschaert's gear, screw reverser in the cab,
The engine is nicely made, fit and finished of the valve gear is
particularly good, it's silky smooth to push along. We've had it running on air
outside the workshop this morning - there's a clip
here. Hand lined and
signwritten numbers to cab and "LMS" on the tender.
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