A well built engine, this one has been used infrequently on the builder's short garden railway to amuse his grandchildren. A highly prolific engineer, well into his eighth decade he's still turning out engines, currently working on a 4 inch scale traction engine.
Earlier in the year we had a pair of 5 inch gauge Duchesses he built some years ago, unsteamed from new.
Unsteamed in some years, the engine has recently had a twice working pressure shell test, with certificate issed for same.
|wheel material||cast iron|
|axlebox type||plain bearing|
|cylinder material||cast iron|
|boiler construction||silver soldered|
|hydraulic test valid to||1/Jul/22|
|superheater type||flue tube|
|safety valve type||spring|