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4 1/2 inch scale Foden steam wagon - stock code 9372

A well-built 4 1/2 inch scale Foden steam wagon, an engine we last sold in September 2017.

Maintained in good condition, it's had infrequent use since that time - mainly for carrying the owner's 5 inch gauge locomotives from his workshop to the club track about two hundred yards away!

We've known the engine for some years, re-tubing it for its original owner in the summer of 2016 (right in the middle of the rally season - he dropped it with us one Tuesday prior to an event he'd got booked that weekend), before buying it the following year.

Since last here it's had big and little end bearings replaced, new Clupet rings fitted and the regulator re-faced with a pilot notch added, contributing greatly to ease of handling at low speeds.

The wagon steams freely and runs well - there's a clip of it in steam earlier in the week here.

Road-registered with V5 document and sporting a rather appropriate registration number.

scale 4 inch
length/inches 106
width/inches 38
height/inches 42
bore x stroke/inches 1 1/2 x 3
cylinder material cast iron
valve type slide
valve gear Stephensons
reverser type pole
lubricator type mechanical
V5/registration number YP52 FOD
injector(s) 1
boiler number RO83/01
year built 2001, re-tubed August 2016
boiler maker John Rex Model Engineers
CE mark n/a - pre-2002
working pressure/psi 140
boiler type locomotive
boiler material steel
boiler construction welded, expanded tubes
steam test valid to 12-Jan-2022
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type spring
mechanical pump 1 chain driven from crankshaft
whistle steam siren
road speed(s) 3
differential yes