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5 inch gauge "Girt" - stock code 4960

An exceptionally well-made example of the freelance 0-6-0 tank locomotive "Girt" designed by A.R.Donaldson for Reeves in the 1950s. I sold this engine in 2002 (if you're curious to see how digital cameras have come on in the last nine years, it's worth having a quick look in the archive), it's come back recently in exactly the same condition, not having been used in the intervening years - the owner is now downsizing to gauge 1 in the search for something lighter to handle.

Silver-soldered superheated copper boiler, feed by axle pump with bypass and auxiliary hand pump in the water tank. Outside gunmetal cylinders with inside slide valves actuated by Stephenson's valve gear, pole reverser in cab. Mechanical lubricator.

Fit and finish of everything is lovely, the motionwork was beautifully made and burnished up to a dull satin, the paintwork is in excellent condition.

Complete with a steam-raising blower, set of firing irons, flue brush and a fitted wooden transit case.

Hydraulic test 29-3-2011 @135psi, working pressure 90psi
Steam test 29-3-2011

Length 28 inches
Weight 100 pounds

gauge 5 inch