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5 inch gauge BR Standard Class 7 No.70013 "Oliver Cromwell" - stock code 11463

A 5 inch gauge BR Standard Class 7 Pacific No.70013 "Oliver Cromwell".

The locomotive has come from a customer along with a 3 inch scale Atkinson wagon which he'd bought from us some years ago. It has seen recent club use, the boiler currently in club certificate - we have also tested it and issued new commercial certification.

On test the engine ran in either direction with some blow by past the pistons, which will require re-packing at some stage. The safety valves work reliably, the offside injector and hand pump are effective at putting water into the boiler. Neither the nearside injector nor axle pump appear to do a great deal, the pump having a bypass valve mounted underneath the reverser, making it almost completely inaccessible when driving.

The original pressure gauge read low against our master gauge and has been replaced; the steam blower is rather feeble and struggles to draw the fire when required - it needs either a bigger nozzle, pipe or valve. Or possibly all three...

Offered as a running restoration - a well built engine originally that still presents nicely with bright paintwork, usable as is but would benefit from ongoing improvement between runs.

gauge 5 inch gauge
length/inches 51 + 26
width/inches 10
height/inches 15
weight/kg 132
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 N27-80-346
CE mark n/a - non-commercial
working pressure/psi 80
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered
hydraulic test valid to 7-Aug-2027
steam test valid to 9-Oct-2024
superheater(s) 4
superheater type flue tube
fusible plug no
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type spring
mechanical pump 1
hand pump 1
whistle yes