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5 inch gauge BR 9F 2-10-0 - stock code 7968

A finely-built, highly detailed 5 inch gauge BR Standard Class 9F 2-10-0, constructed as one of a pair over a thirty year period by a gentleman now in his eighties.

It came to us with a photographic log showing the build of both locomotives - test steamed only, mechanically it's in as-new condition. Paintwork is in dull, BR "working clothes" black; authentic, but to somebody who longed for Hornby's "Evening Star" when a youngster (finally got it, aged eleven), is a drab plumage compared to lined green with copper-capped chimney!

There's a clip of it running on the rolling road outside our workshop here

gauge 5 inch
wheel material cast iron
axlebox type plain
cylinder material cast iron
valve type piston
valve gear Walschaerts
reverser type screw
lubricator type mechanical
injector(s) 2
CE mark n/a - non-commercial
working pressure/psi 90
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered
hydraulic test valid to 11/Apr/22
steam test valid to 11/Jun/19
superheater(s) 4
superheater type radiant
fusible plug yes
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type spring
whistle yes