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5 inch gauge GWR 15xx Speedy - stock code 2273

A venerable specimen of LBSC's popular "Speedy" design for the Great Western 15xx tank engine - it has been on display for much of its life, the motionwork and boiler don't show a great deal of use (although the paintwork's another matter).

Professionally-built silver soldered copper boiler, fed by axle pump and injector, with auxiliary double-acting hand pump in bunker. Working pressure is 80 psi - the safety valve is missing, other than that the engine is complete. Piston valve cylinders actuated by Walschaert's valve gear with mechanical lubricator in front of the smokebox. Although the paintwork is rather careworn and some general tidying up would be in order, the engine runs well and could be used as-is.

It has a new hydraulic test certificate, it will require steam testing when the new safety valve is fitted. It could very quickly be put back into service "as-is" or cosmetically restored into a decent example of this powerful club performer.

Length 35 inches
Weight 150 pounds

gauge 5 inch