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5 inch gauge GNR Stirling Single - stock code 7917

An older 5 inch gauge model of a Stirling 8 foot single, apparently not run in many years and cosmetically distressed - it really needs a strip and repaint.

Nicely made in the first place, machining is crisp underneath; there are nice features like weighshaft balance weights, the eccentrics are number stamped. The engine pushes along freely - doesn't run on air, the valves are passing when the regulator is opened. Boiler shows no signs of leaks or distortion when hydraulic tested at twice working pressure.
A worthwhile project to bring back to life - it's one of my favourite prototypes, probably the best-looking locomotive ever to pull a train out of Kings Cross!
gauge 5 inch
length/inches 32+24
width/inches 10
height/inches 16
wheel material cast iron
axlebox type plain bearing
valve type slide
valve gear Stephensons
reverser type pole
lubricator type mechanical
injector(s) 1
working pressure/psi 80
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
safety valve(s) 1
safety valve type spring
mechanical pump 1
hand pump 1
whistle yes