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3 1/2 inch gauge "Rob Roy" 0-6-0T - stock code 8295

A finely made 3 1/2 inch gauge Caldeonian 0-6-0T to Martin Evans' "Rob Roy" design.

Kept for display by the previous owner, it appears unsteamed from new. The silver soldered copper boiler has had a recent twice working pressure hydraulic test with certification issued for same; fit and finish of motionwork and valve gear is very good.

We like the smokebox/saddle treatment, with elegantly curved extensions down to the running boards.

Only fly in the ointment is the nearside steam pipe connection to its valve chest - the flange stops a fraction short, leaving a gap which will need to be rectified before the engine can be run. Whilst the repair looks straightforward, access is restricted - unless you've got very small fingers, we suspect the easiest way may be to dismount the boiler.

Missing grate and ashpan, the locomotive comes complete with a purpose built carrying/storage box.

gauge 3 1/2 inch
length/inches 21
width/inches 7 1/2
height/inches 10 1/2
wheel material cast iron
cylinder material gunmetal
valve type slide
valve gear Stephensons
reverser type pole
lubricator type mechanical
boiler number 265.9.81
CE mark n/a, pre-2002
working pressure/psi 80
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered
hydraulic test valid to 14-Jan-2023
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type spring
mechanical pump 1 x crosshead
hand pump 1