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3 1/2 inch gauge "Rob Roy" 0-6-0T for restoration - stock code 6454

A Caledonian Railways 0-6-0T to Martin Evans' popular "Rob Roy" design - an older engine, this one has been on display in the builder's house for many years, run occasionally from a small compressor kept beside it in the living room for the purpose, which must have been quite the conversation stopper when running.

Well made originally, the builder was an experienced hand responsible also for the LMS Mogul and Burrell Gold Medal tractor we've got in at the moment. The engine hasn't been steamed in some years and requires recommissioning - amongst other things the regulator is seized half open, one safety valve is missing (although we have the fitting that replaced it, complete with length of rubber hose, that was used to run the engine on air) and the chassis turns over most of a revolution before stopping on air, although rolls along freely.

Silver soldered boiler, 80psi working pressure, feed by axle and hand pump. Gunmetal cylinders with slide valves actuated by Stephenson's gear, pole reverser in the cab. Mechanical lubricator.

Hydraulic test @160psi for 80psi working pressure, expires 1-Feb-2019

gauge 3 1/2 inch
weight/kg 40