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5 inch gauge GWR 15XX 0-6-0PT - stock code 7483

A 5 inch gauge GWR 15XX 0-6-0PT to LBSC's "Speedy" design, with revised valve gear enabling advanced options (like running backwards - the original valve gear design wasn't one of the master's best). A robustly engineered locomotive, with some rough edges - paintwork, firebox cleading and some of the pipework all leave something to be desired - however the important stuff has all been done competently to produce an engine that runs well. Hand pump works but requires lots of handle-twiddling to get much water - in contrast the axle pump is more than man enough for the boiler

Commercially built silver soldered copper boiler by C.R.Bushell, supplied new 2000. 80psi working pressure, feed by axle pump with auxiliary hand pump in the side tank. Gunmetal cylinders with piston valves actuated by Walschaerts gear, pole reverser in the cab. Mechanical lubricator.

More than capable of running as is, it's an engine that could be much improved over winter for little expenditure.

gauge 5 inch
cylinder material gunmetal
valve type piston
valve gear Walschaerts
reverser type pole
lubricator type mechanical
boiler number 53
CE mark n/a - pre-2002
working pressure/psi 80
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered
hydraulic test valid to 14/08/2021
steam test valid to 14/10/2018
superheater(s) 5
superheater type flue tube
fusible plug no
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type spring
mechanical pump 1
hand pump 1
whistle yes