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5 inch gauge "Achilles" 0-6-0T - stock code 9174

A 5 inch gauge "Achiller" 0-6-0T, the stretched version of Dick Simmonds' "Ajax" 0-4-0 design.

An older engine, it steams freely and runs well, notching up in forwards gear. Axle and hand pumps are effective, the injector picks up and feeds with a constant dribble from the overflow.

Motionwork and valvegear are robustly proportioned in this design, well made in the first place with some wear evident.

gauge 5 inch
length/inches 33
width/inches 10
height/inches 15
wheel material cast iron
axlebox type plain
cylinder material cast iron
valve type slide
valve gear Walschaerts
reverser type pole
lubricator type mechanical
injector(s) 1
boiler number N47-080-224
year built 1992
boiler maker non-commercial
CE mark n/a pre-2002
working pressure/psi 80
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered
hydraulic test valid to 25-Jun-2024
steam test valid to 25-Aug-2021
superheater(s) 3
superheater type radiant
fusible plug no
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type spring
mechanical pump 1
hand pump 1
whistle yes