This one is from a collection of Great Western engines that came in recently, apparently not run in some years. Somebody has been in the valve chest, we suspect in an attempt to investigate its distinctly asthmatic running - either valves or pistons (possibly both) pass steam at the moment, it runs but would be found wanting were it to encounter the skin from a rice pudding.
The boiler was built as a superheated type - flues are still there, elements long gone so currently running saturated. It wouldn't be a difficult job to make and install replacements - we'd go for stainless steel radiant (which are effective and last a long time) rather than copper flue tube elements.
Drawings and castings are still available from GLR Distributors.
|length/inches||28 + 27|
|wheel material||cast iron|
|axlebox type||plain bearing|
|CE mark||n/a - non-commercial|
|boiler construction||silver soldered|
|safety valve type||spring|