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5 inch gauge Britannia "Western Star" - stock code 8873

A well-built 5 inch gauge Britannia "Western Star" which has come in recently as part of a collection of locomotives, including the fine LNER V1 currently listed, an LNER A4 and GWR 57XX.

Workmanship is to a high standard throughout. Fit and finish of the motionwork and valve gear is particularly good, nicely detailed with taper pinned collars and pinned, castellated nuts.

Paintwork is in generally good condition, with some wear and minor paint loss in places.

The pictures opposite were taken this week, the last picture - of the locomotive in steam - was taken some years ago and kindly sent to us by the builder.

Complete with a pair of custom built transport crates.

gauge 5 inch
length/inches 51+26
width/inches 10
height/inches 14 1/2
wheel material cast iron
cylinder material cast iron
valve type piston
valve gear Walschaerts
reverser type screw
lubricator type mechanical
injector(s) 1
boiler number N13-80-340
year built 1995
CE mark n/a - non-commercial
working pressure/psi 80
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered
hydraulic test valid to 17-Nov-2023
superheater(s) 2
superheater type radiant
fusible plug no
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type spring
mechanical pump 1
hand pump 1
whistle yes