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5 inch gauge Liverpool & Manchester Railway "Lion" - stock code 9338

A 5 inch gauge Liverpool & Manchester Railway "Lion", known to everybody of my generation as "Titfield Thunderbolt" and built to the thus-named LBSC design.

. An engine we sold some years ago to a long-time customer of ours, it's recently come back in with a large collection of other locomotives and stationary engines due to a change in his circumstances.

Repainted since last here, it's missing the ashpan but is otherwise complete. Boiler has a recent twice working pressure hydraulic test with new certification issued, the chassis runs on air.

gauge 5 inch
length/inches 36
width/inches 9
height/inches 15
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 number 9091
year built unknown
boiler maker non-commercial
CE mark n/a - non-commercial
working pressure/psi 80
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered
hydraulic test valid to 3/Nov/24
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type Salter
mechanical pump crosshead
hand pump 1
whistle yes