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3 1/2 inch gauge LNER A1 Pacific "Papyrus" - stock code 7921

A finely made 3 1/2 inch gauge LNER A1 Pacific "Papyrus", built to the three cylinder Clarkson design and built using their castings. Bought by the last owner's father from Cherry's of Richmond in the 1970s and still carrying their plaque on the backhead, it's spent the last forty years on display in his house in Ireland.

Kept in a dry, heated house it is in fine mechanical condition, paintwork had gained a dull coating over the years - Claire, with a great deal of elbow grease and careful polishing, has revealed the original excellent paintwork, three shades lighter and ten times shinier than when it arrived! There are one or two paint chips missing which we haven't attempted to touch in, there is a small ding in the boiler cladding.
Boiler had had a twice working pressure hydraulic test, however the engine has not been steamed.
gauge 3 1/2 inch
length/inches 34+20
width/inches 7
height/inches 10
wheel material cast iron
axlebox type plain bearing
cylinder material gunmetal, three cylinder
valve type piston
valve gear Gresley-Holcroft
reverser type screw
lubricator type mechanical
year built pre-1966
CE mark n/a - pre-2002
working pressure/psi 80
boiler type locomotive with combustion chamber
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered
hydraulic test valid to 7/May/2022
superheater(s) 2
superheater type flue tube
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type spring