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3 1/2 inch gauge "Rainhill" - stock code 3889

A 3 1/2 inch gauge "Rainhill", LBSC's take on Stephenson's Rocket.

This is an older engine, it's seen more polishing than running in recent years judging from the state of the brasswork. Running at a giddy 40psi working pressure, it has a club hydraulic certificate expiring in 2011 - Steve has steamed it this afternoon, other than a severely blocked blower there was little to report (although he was much taken with the hand pump, apparently it can get a jet of water halfway across our car park - don't say he doesn't take testing engines seriously).

Locomotive 13 inches
Tender 9 inches

gauge 3 1/2 inch