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5 inch gauge Liverpool & Manchester Railway 0-4-2 "Lion" - stock code 9091

An older 5 inch gauge Liverpool & Manchester Railway "Lion" to LBSC's "Titfield Thunderbolt" design, it came in recently as part of a larger collection of locomotives and traction engines.

The previous owner had kept it for display - it appears not to have been run in years, very grubby with light surface rust on the brightwork. There's a new grate with it but the ashpan and pin has long since disappeared.

Boiler has had a twice working pressure hydraulic test and appears sound. The chassis runs on air in both directions - it's fitted with Stephensons gear which, whilst anachronistic, provides considerably more reliable and robust control of the valves compared to the original Gab gear.

gauge 5 inch
length/inches 23 + 12
width/inches 8
height/inches 14 1/2
wheel material cast iron
axlebox type plain bearing
cylinder material gunmetal
valve type slide
valve gear Stephensons
reverser type pole
lubricator type mechanical
injector(s) 1
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type Salter
mechanical pump crosshead
hand pump 1