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5 inch gauge 0-4-0VBT - stock code 9424

A 5 inch gauge vertical boiler locomotive, powered by a twin cylinder vertical engine with slide valve actuated by Stephenson's gear, with silver soldered copper boiler.

The boiler has had a crudely executed gas conversion, with the burner apparently held in with some fencing wire.

Boiler feed is by hand pump and an electric pump powered by a small dry-fit battery - looks and sounds like the sort of thing you'd find in a coffee maker.

We have some history with the engine, including a commercial hydraulic test certificate expiring in June 2023.

gauge 5 inch
length/inches 21
width/inches 9
height/inches 17
wheel material steel
axlebox type plain bearing
cylinder material gunmetal
valve type slide
valve gear Stephensons
reverser type pole
lubricator type displacement
boiler number 128.5.06
working pressure/psi 80
boiler type vertical
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered
hydraulic test valid to 27-Jun-2023
safety valve(s) 1
safety valve type spring
mechanical pump 1
hand pump 1
whistle yes