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3 1/2 inch gauge Pacific "Hielan Lassie" - stock code 8827

A well-turned out 3 1/2 inch gauge LNER three cylinder Pacific to LBSC's "Hielan Lassie" design, repainted and lined to a good standard in recent times and not apparently run since.

Its last owner kept it on display in his house, along with several other good engines including the Britannia "Royal Star" which we sold back in the summer.

The boiler had a twice working pressure shell test off the frames in 2016, with club certificate issued for same. It had a 1.5xWP hydraulic test in our workshop on arrival, with new certificate issued.

There is some work to be done reassembling pipework in the smokebox which we assume was left undone at the time of the stripdown and repaint.

The engine turns over freely, but with no go in either direction on compressed air which finds a shortcut past either pistons, valves, or both.

gauge 3 1/2 inch
length/inches 56 1/2
width/inches 7 1/2
height/inches 10 1/2
wheel material cast iron
cylinder material 3 x gunmetal
valve type slide
valve gear Walschaerts
reverser type screw
lubricator type mechanical
injector(s) 1
boiler number 2811-505
CE mark n/a - non-commercial
working pressure/psi 80
boiler type locomotive with combustion chamber
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered
hydraulic test valid to 6-Nov-2023
superheater(s) 4
superheater type flue tube
fusible plug no
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type spring
mechanical pump 1
hand pump 1
whistle yes