Paintwork is unfortunate on this kit-built GWR 14XX, because underneath it's actually been put together rather well. All the usually rather crudely finished rods have been bulled up, it runs along very freely and steams well. But red boiler bands...
Silver soldered copper boiler, 90psi working pressure, feed by injector and axle pump with auxiliary hand pump. Cast iron cylinders with slide valves actuated by Stephenson's gear with screw reverser in the cab. Mechanical lubricator.
There's a (very) short clip of it running on the rolling road here. I think our cinematographer was running low on film.
|wheel material||cast iron|
|cylinder material||cast iron|
|boiler maker||Winson Model Technology|
|CE mark||n/a - pre-2002|
|boiler construction||silver soldered|
|hydraulic test valid to||3-Apr-2023|
|safety valve type||pop|