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3 1/2 inch gauge "Vera" 0-6-0T - stock code 3207

I sold this engine last year - it has recently come back in part exchange for a 5 inch gauge "Sweet Pea". Other than doing some running at a club track in Hampshire, it's in similar condition and now has a rather nice fitted wooden travelling crate.

A well made example of LBSC's "Vera" 0-6-0 tank locomotive, designed in 1951 for A.J.Reeves of Birmingham.

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

The platework and painting is neatly finished, the stainless steel ashpan has an ingenious spring-loaded shutter which can be operated from under the rear buffer beam, which makes cleaning out very much easier. The engine has a set of tools including firing irons, blowdown valve spanner and safety valve adjuster.

This engine came from the son of the builder, it hasn't been run in many years. The boiler has had a hydraulic test and is in good condition.

Length 24 inches
Weight approx 50 pounds

gauge 3 1/2 inch