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5 inch gauge B1 - stock code 1968

5 inch gauge Thompson B1 to the Martin Evans "Springbok" design, completed in 1999. Professionally-built superheated boiler, silver-soldered copper construction with original twice pressure certificate and current club certificate expiring in 2004. Boiler feed is by injector and tender mounted axle pump - there is an auxiliary hand pump in the tender. Piston valve cylinders with Walschaerts valve gear, cab-operated drain cocks.

The engine runs well and is in pretty much ex-workshop condition, having only been steamed on a handful of occasions.

Complete with tender footpegs and a purpose-built braked ground-level driving trolley and passenger seat.

gauge 5 inch