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5 inch gauge early 0-6-0 "Royal George" - stock code 9231

A 5 inch gauge early nineteenth century 0-6-0 "Hackworth", loosely based on Hackworth's "Royal George" of 1827. The engine came to us as part of a large collection of engines from the late builder's family, including a "Tich" and "Juliet" of his own build, along with a historic Stirling Single which he'd rebuilt many years previously.

The engine is complete, for many years stored unused in the builder's house. Stiff to turn over, the motionwork binds up - it needs stripping back to basics and reassembling.

The copper boiler is silver soldered - it's had a preliminary twice working pressure hydraulic test with no leaks or plate deflection, we would warranty as sound.

An interesting project - few early nineteenth century engines get modelled, those that do are often in 3 1/2 inch gauge to LBSC's charming (though considerably less detailed) "Canterbury Lamb" and "Rainhill" designs.

gauge 5 inch
length/inches 20 + 13
width/inches 8 1/2
height/inches 19
weight/kg 23 + 3
wheel material cast iron
axlebox type plain bearing
cylinder material gunmetal
valve type slide
valve gear slip eccentric
lubricator type displacement
injector(s) 1
boiler maker non-commercial
working pressure/psi 80
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered
safety valve(s) 1
safety valve type spring
mechanical pump 2
whistle no