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5 inch gauge "Eigiau" 0-4-0T - stock code 6581

We sold this back in 2013, since when it's been on display in the owner's house - last time steamed was in the workshop here, seen in the clip below. Words and pictures below are from 2013 - the engine looks pretty much the same now, it has acquired nicely done replica O&K works plates.

A finely made 5 inch gauge Orenstein & Koppel, the builder went to Bressingham where the preserved engine was then resident in order to measure and photograph it. Built from his own drawings, using castings from patterns he made to suit, this is a well-detailed model that runs particularly well - there's a clip of it running in the workshop here.

Steel boiler with expanded tubes, 100psi working pressure. Feed by injector and steam pump. Cast iron cylinders with slide valves actuated by Marshall valve gear, pole reverser in cab.

I collected this one from its builder, a man still modelling prolifically although now in gauge 1 - less a concession to age, more to living and working on a narrow boat (which he built himself and in which this locomotive has been on display for many years).

Hydraulic test @180psi, 90psi working pressure

Length 32 inches

gauge 5 inch
injector(s) 1
boiler number 5681
CE mark n/a - non-commercial
working pressure/psi 90
boiler type locomotive
boiler material steel
boiler construction welded, expanded tubes
steam pump 1