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5 inch gauge GWR 4-6-0 No.6009 "King Charles II" - stock code 9558

A finely built 5 inch gauge GWR King, No.6009 "King Charles II". Previously owned by a man well-known in the road steam world, with a beautiful full-sized Showmans engine in a shed at the bottom of his garden, kept company by an immaculate classic Jaguar.

A well-proven engine, it has been recently fully overhauled, with a new CE-marked boiler fitted before the engine and tender were professionally painted and lined (at significant cost we're told by the previous owner - seeing the finish achieved we don't doubt it!). Unsteamed since, it's been on display in the house in company with several other fine models.

Since arriving here the boiler has had hydraulic test, the engine has been run on air - we're just waiting for a sunny day to steam it.

gauge 5 inch
length/inches 46+27
width/inches 10
height/inches 15
wheel material cast iron
axlebox type plain bearing
cylinder material cast iron
valve type piston
valve gear Walschaerts
reverser type screw
lubricator type mechanical
injector(s) 1
boiler number GB797
year built 2017
boiler maker GB Boiler Services
CE mark yes
working pressure/psi 90
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered
hydraulic test valid to 27/May/25
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type spring
mechanical pump 1
hand pump yes
whistle yes