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.
|length/inches||20 + 13|
|weight/kg||23 + 3|
|wheel material||cast iron|
|axlebox type||plain bearing|
|valve gear||slip eccentric|
|boiler construction||silver soldered|
|safety valve type||spring|