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3 1/2 inch gauge LNER A1/1 Pacific "Hielan Lassie" - stock code 9456

A 3 1/2 inch gauge LNER Pacific to LBSC's "Hielan Lassie" design.

Originally started by a Mr Hunt, it was bought by it's last owner in the late 1960s - a professional engineer who finished the boiler in 1972, before putting the project aside for his retirement.

No further work was done on the engine for the next 50 years until, in 2019, the boiler had its initial twice working pressure shell test (there being no point in being hasty about these things) - club certification was issued at that time.

Work to date comprises a largely complete rolling chassis with cylinders, axle pump, motion work and valve gear, along with the chassis for a tender.

Complete with various parts and castings, including rear frames with trailing wheelsets; smokebox door, chimney, banjo steam collector and grate; smokebox tube and a pair of purpose made carrying boxes.

gauge 3 1/2 inch
length/inches 28 + 20 1/2
width/inches 7 1/2
height/inches 7
wheel material cast iron
axlebox type plain bearing
cylinder material 3 x gunmetal
valve type slide
valve gear Baker
lubricator type mechanical
boiler number DWA1972
year built 1972
boiler maker D Alford
working pressure/psi 80
boiler type locomotive with combustion chamber
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered
fusible plug no
safety valve(s) 2
mechanical pump 1