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3 1/2 inch gauge LNER A3 - stock code 5780

A well made example of "Flying Scotsman" to the finely-proportioned Clarkson design for the LNER A3 Pacific. This one has spent many years on display - it came in somewhat dusty and with a fetching coat of silver paint over all the backhead fittings.

Silver soldered combustion chamber boiler with superheaters, 80psi working pressure, feed by injector and axle pump with auxiliary hand pump in the tender. Gunmetal cylinders with slide valves actuated by Gresley-Holcroft conjugated gear. Mechanical lubricator.

We've had this one in steam on the rolling road - it goes well, water and hand pumps are both fairly ineffective and need servicing. Paintwork is presentable although needs retouching in places.

Hydraulic test @160psi for 80psi working pressure, 26-Feb-2013

Length 35 inches
Width 7 inches
Height 10 inches
77 pounds

Length 20 inches
Width 7 inches
Height 10 inches
20 pounds

gauge 3 1/2 inch