It came to us having been in a glass case, for what looked like a long time if the dust and cobwebs in the firebox were anything to go by.
After hydraulic testing the boiler at twice working pressure (which showed up a dozen weeping stays in the firebox although no structural defects), the engine was steamed for the first time in years one day last week - there's some video of it running on the rolling road here.
It runs very nicely, notches up nearly to mid-gear in both directions and makes steam whilst running. Firebox stays were dry under steam.
|length/inches||50 + 26|
|wheel material||cast iron|
|cylinder material||cast iron|
|year built||circa 1980|
|CE mark||n/a, pre-2002|
|boiler construction||silver soldered|
|superheater type||flue tube|
|safety valve type||spring|