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3 1/2 inch gauge "Rob Roy" 0-6-0T - stock code 7895

A well-advanced, if long in gestation 3 1/2 inch gauge "Rob Roy" to the Martin Evans design.

The commercially built boiler was supplied new by Morewood in 1983 and is complete with manufacturer's original test certificate (typewritten, on headed paper - those were the days!). In the intervening 35 years the locomotive has got to a stage where it's mainly platework and a few fittings to complete.

By 1996 it was ready for its initial twice working pressure hydraulic test at the club, at which time it was stamped up with a club boiler number on the backhead and a certificate issued.

At some stage it has been test-steamed, although from colour and condition of firebox it can't have been more than once or twice.

We reckon at current rate of progress there can't be more than another fifteen years work to complete.

No point in being hasty about these things...
gauge 3 1/2 inch
length/inches 22
width/inches 8
height/inches 11
wheel material cast iron
axlebox type gunmetal, plain bearing
cylinder material gunmetal
valve type slide
valve gear Stephensons
reverser type pole
boiler number 405
year built 1983
boiler maker Morewood Boilers
CE mark n/a - pre-2002
working pressure/psi 80
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered
superheater(s) 2
superheater type flue tube
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type spring