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3 1/2 inch gauge Midland Compound - stock code 4223

I sold this engine earlier in the year to a man who's probably got more engines than me (although admittedly many of them have come from here in the first place) - it's just come back along with a 3 1/2 inch gauge GWR Prairie in exchange for the 5 inch gauge King Arthur we showed at the Alexandra Palace show.

Unusual to find a three cylinder Midland Compound in any gauge (weve had two cylinder versions in 3 and 5 inch gauge, theres a 10 inch version sitting in the workshop at the moment) - this is a particularly well made example with nicely done detailing including dummy Wakefield lubricators and valve tail rod covers.

Silver soldered superheated copper boiler, 80psi working pressure, feed by twin mechanical pumps driven from return cranks on the rear driving wheels, injector and auxiliary hand pump. Gunmetal cylinders with valves actuated by Stephensons gear with screw reverser in cab, drain cocks rod operated. Steam brake.

The engine was in steam last week, it runs exceptionally well.

Locomotive 27 inches
Tender 13 inches

Hydraulic test @160psi, 21-12-2009
Steam test @80psi, 21-12-2009

gauge 3 1/2 inch