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5 inch gauge "Butch" - stock code 3776

An older example of Kennion's "Butch" design, a useful sized tank engine for club running with a surprising amount of "go" for it's size - a combination of good adhesive weight and six fairly small, close-coupled wheels.

Silver soldered copper boiler, feed by hand pump and double-acting axle pump. Gunmetal cylinders with slide valves actuated by Walschaert's gear, pole reverser in cab. Mechanical lubricator.

It goes well, a strong engine that runs quietly. It came in with virtually inoperative pumps, the valves had been bodged in recent times with chamfered oval seats where one would really hope to see nice sharp, round ones. Luckily in this design they're detachable, so making up new ones was a straightforward job - it was a completely different engine to drive after!

Weight 105 pounds

gauge 5 inch