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3 1/2 inch gauge Nigerian Railways "River" Class 2-8-2 - stock code 9820

A 3 1/2 inch gauge Nigerian Railways "River" class 2-8-2. Built at a scale of 1 inch to the foot - the prototype was 3' 6" gauge - it's a large engine, nearly six feet long with tender.

A rarely modelled prototype, the original locomotives were built by the Vulcan Foundry from 1947.

The engine has come to us from the family of the late builder, largely complete although requiring boiler fittings.

On hydraulic test there are several stays leaking in the firebox and various drips from under the cladding - the boiler needs removing from the frames and testing with cladding removed to get a clear idea of what work is required.

gauge 3 1/2 inch
length/inches 42 + 23 1/2
width/inches 9 1/2
height/inches 12
wheel material cast iron
axlebox type plain bearing
cylinder material gunmetal
valve type piston
valve gear Walschaerts
reverser type screw
injector(s) 2
boiler maker non-commercial
CE mark n/a - non-commercial
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered
superheater(s) 2
superheater type flue tube
hand pump 1