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3 1/2 inch gauge "Princess Marina" - stock code 2517

Brand new 3 1/2 inch gauge LMS Mogul to LBSC's "Princess Marina" design - it's never been steamed since completion.

Silver-soldered superheated copper boiler fed by axle pump and injector with auxiliary hand pump in tender. Slide valve cylinders actuated by Walschaert's valve gear with screw reverser in cab. Mechanical lubricator beneath smokebox door.

The engine is complete, the boiler looks good (the other engines I have by the same builder have all tested OK) and is warrantied as serviceable. After that it all starts to go a bit pear-shaped - the motion work is pretty grim, turning over with one serious tight spot. It really wants pulling apart and sorting out. Having said that, I think that there's the basis of a decent engine underneath - it requires time rather than money to put it right.

Locomotive 28 inches
Tender 17 inches

gauge 3 1/2 inch