The engine has had hydraulic and steam tests in recent days with new certification issued. Overall it's in good order - there's some video of it running around outside the works earlier in the week here.
Currently fitted with something between a drip feed and displacement cylinder lubricator, we'd be tempted to swap it for a more positive acting mechanical job - the one fitted is a bit "all or nothing".
The quirky looks of the design belie its free-steaming nature and very capable performance, both on hard surfaces and grass - we've sold several over the years, always been impressed by the way they go.
|axlebox type||plain bearing|
|cylinder material||cast iron|
|boiler maker||Himex Engineering Ltd|
|CE mark||n/a - pre-2002|
|boiler type||water cross tube yorkshire|
|boiler construction||all welded|
|hydraulic test valid to||28-Jan-2023|
|steam test valid to||4-Sep-2022|
|safety valve type||spring|