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3 1/2 inch gauge Southern Railway "King Arthur" 4-6-0 - stock code 9711

The finest 3 1/2 inch gauge engine we've had since 2006, when we bought the late Frederick Robinson's Black 5.

Now, as then, there's nothing I can write about the engine that Claire's pictures opposite don't more eloquently convey. Suffice to say that this is the kind of engineering we - and probably everybody else - would like to do in a world with unlimited time, money and ability.

gauge 3 1/2 inch
length/inches 30 1/2 + 22
width/inches 7 1/2
height/inches 10 1/2
wheel material cast iron
cylinder material cast iron
valve type piston
valve gear Walschaerts
reverser type screw
lubricator type mechanical
injector(s) 2
year built unknown
boiler maker I Jaycocks
CE mark n/a - non-commercial
working pressure/psi 80
boiler type locomotive with combustion chamber
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered
superheater(s) 3
superheater type flue tube
fusible plug no
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type spring
mechanical pump 2 x axle
hand pump 1
whistle no