An excellent 3 1/2 inch gauge LNER V2, built using Clarkson drawings and castings about thirty years ago. It's been steamed twice ever, when new - it runs like a watch on compressed air in the workshop.
Silver-soldered superheated copper boiler, 80psi working pressure, feed by injector with auxiliary hand pump in tender. Three cylinders with piston valves actuated by Gresley-Holcroft gear, Walschaert's for outside cylinders and derived motion for inside via 2-1 lever. Mechanical lubricator, steam locomotive brakes, vacuum ejector with gauge and driver's brake lever for train.
Paint is good with minor chips and dings in places. Detail work is beautifully executed, from the glazed cab windows (with hinged driver's wind deflectors) to the full-detailed backhead. Fit and finish of everything is excellent - without a doubt one of the two or three top engines I've had come along in this gauge.
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