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3 1/2 inch gauge LNER V2 2-6-2 - stock code 9457

An early stage 3 1/2 inch gauge LNER V2 2-6-2 to the Clarkson design, complete with drawings.

Work to date is to a good standard and comprises a rolling chassis, machined cylinders, a silver soldered combustion chamber boiler and largely complete tender.

The boiler had a twice pressure shell test at 160psi for 80psi working with club certification issued for same in August 2019. That said, on test here we noted a minor leak showing as a bead of water on the firebox throatplate to combustion chamber seam and another from one of the regulator screws on top of the barrel.

If you need some inspiration, we sold a super one of these way back in 2008 - there are pictures and a writeup in the archive here.

There is a folder containing builder's notes, club boiler history and a large quantity of black & white photographs showing details of the full-size locomotive.

Complete with a pair of purpose-built carrying boxes for locomotive and tender.

gauge 3 1/2 inch
length/inches 32 + 17
width/inches 7
height/inches 11
wheel material cast iron
axlebox type plain bearing
cylinder material gunmetal
valve type slide
boiler number DWA1971
year built 1971
boiler maker D Alford
CE mark n/a - non-commercial
working pressure/psi 80
boiler type locomotive with combustion chamber
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered
mechanical pump 1 x axle