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5 inch gauge BR 9F 2-10-0 "Evening Star" - stock code 10161

A 5 inch gauge BR 9F 2-10-0 "Evening Star", a kit-build engine put together by an experienced model engineer.

Unsteamed from new, the boiler has had a recent hydraulic test with certification issued.

Paintwork and lining has been applied to a good standard.

The engine runs on air in desultory fashion, with leakage past the piston valves typical of an unmodified kit engine; the reverser gearbox is stiff to operate.

Cylinder and piston valve issues have been well-documented, with much information available on how to modify - we've had several kit-build Britannias and 9Fs over the years which have been made to work well.

gauge 5 inch
length/inches 47+26
width/inches 10
height/inches 14
wheel material cast iron
axlebox type plain bearing
cylinder material cast iron
valve type piston
valve gear Walschaerts
reverser type screw
lubricator type mechanical
injector(s) 2
boiler number 459 21
year built 2000
boiler maker Winson Model Technology
CE mark n/a - pre-2002
working pressure/psi 100
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered
hydraulic test valid to 14/Dec/25
superheater(s) 2
superheater type flue tube
fusible plug yes
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type spring
mechanical pump 1
hand pump 1
whistle yes