Sold May 2005 Back to Archive

3 1/2 inch gauge "Vera" 0-6-0T - stock code 2454

Second time round for this one, sold it last year, now come back from a chap going up to 5 inch gauge - pictures below were taken yesterday, words are from the archive (where there are some more pictures of it taken last year)

A well-made tank engine to LBSC's "Vera" design which he penned for A.J.Reeves in 1951 as a design suitable for beginners. Built by a man who went on to complete many other locomotives (including the 57xx Pannier tank and Autocoach I had in recently) and traction engines, he is currently completing the complete restoration of an 8nhp Foster agricultural engine in full-size.

Silver-soldered superheated copper boiler fed by axle pump and auxiliary hand pump in rear bunker. Slide valve cylinders actuated by Stephenson's gear with pole reverser in cab. Cab-operated drain cocks. 80 psi working pressure.

This one goes very well - it's an easy steamer and the running pump is well able to keep up with the boiler.

Length 24 inches
Weight approx 50 pounds

gauge 3 1/2 inch