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5 inch gauge "Achilles" - stock code 5220

A well-made large tank engine, based on the Achilles design but stretched to an 0-4-4T.

Silver soldered copper boiler, feed by hand pump in bunker, twin axle pumps and injector. Cast iron cylinders with slide valves actuated by Walschaerts gear, pole reverser in cab. Twin mechanical lubricators.

Motion work is in generally good order, paintwork is pretty motheaten.

The engine is in running order although, whilst currently in certificate, the boiler is going to require work before its next inspection.

Length 38 inches

Hydraulic test 28-5-2009 @120psi, 80psi working pressure, expires 27-5-2013
Steam test 30-6-2011 @80psi, expires 29-8-2012

gauge 5 inch