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3 1/2 inch gauge LMS Mogul - stock code 8400

A 3 1/2 inch gauge LMS Mogul to LBSC's "Princess Marina" design. A well-built engine, this one really impressed us on test - it makes steam like it's going out of fashion and runs well in both directions with good even exhaust beats.

Everything works as it should: injector, steam brake, even the steam operated drain cocks (which is quite an achievement on something this size).

Paintwork is "working clothes" flat black, with some paint loss on the boiler cladding. From the lack of holes or any sort of fixing arrangement, it appears the cab has never had a roof, possibly to facilitate access to the backhead.

There's a short clip of the engine running on the rolling road here.

gauge 3 1/2 inch
length/inches 28 + 17
width/inches 7
height/inches 11
wheel material cast iron
axlebox type plain bearing
cylinder material gunmetal
valve type slide
valve gear Walschaerts
reverser type screw
lubricator type mechanical
injector(s) 1
boiler number N80-80-112
boiler maker D Clarke
CE mark n/a - non-commercial
working pressure/psi 80
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered
hydraulic test valid to 11/Feb/23
steam test valid to 11/Apr/20
superheater(s) 2
superheater type flue tube
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type pop
mechanical pump 2 x axle
hand pump 1
whistle yes