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3 1/2 inch gauge Southern Schools - stock code 5158

A three-cylinder Southern "Schools", an older engine which hadn't run in many years, built by the man responsible for the Britannia and "Virginia" in at the moment. Simply detailed, in true LBSC tradition, it has a silver soldered copper boiler, gunmetal cylinder with piston valves actuated by Walschaert's gear, screw reverser in the cab.

We've hydraulic tested the boiler to 160psi - lots of leaky fittings, but the boiler itself appears sound and is warrantied as such. Sam has run the engine on air, it would be a straightforward job to put back in steam.

gauge 3 1/2 inch