A GWR 14XX 0-4-2T, kit-built and exhibiting all the engineering finesse and sparkling performance we've come to expect from these models...
Silver soldered copper boiler, 90psi working pressure, feed by injector and mechanical pump. Cast iron cylinders with slide valves actuated by Stephenson's gear with pole reverser in the cab, mechanical lubricator.
The engine has been put together, according to the builder, with Clupet piston rings. We've tested the boiler and steamed the engine in the workshop - it runs, although the skins on Lincolnshire's rice puddings can sleep soundly, secure in the knowledge they'll not be dragged from their beds any time soon. One driving wheel is loose on its axle, otherwise the engine appears fairly firmly bolted together and turns over freely.
On the positive side, we've had a couple of these that have been reworked into thoroughly respectable engines, capable of a good day's work - has potential, you might say.
Length 31 inches