The finest example of LBSC's "Virginia" I've seen, a beautifully made engine that appears to have been test steamed when new before being put in a purpose built glazed display case (built to a similar standard - not pictured, but here in the workshop).
Silver soldered copper boiler, 80psi working pressure, feed by axle pump and injector with auxiliary hand pump in the tender. Gunmetal cylinders with slide valves actuated by Stephenson's gear, pole reverser in the cab.
Fit and finish is excellent throughout, detailing is neatly done. The flamboyant livery is typical of the period, paintwork is well executed. The engine runs well on air.
Hydraulic test @160psi for 80psi working pressure, 29-Oct-2013
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