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5 inch gauge LMS Black 5 - stock code 6566

A well-sorted 5 inch gauge Black 5, originally built from a kit (one we supplied part-built some years ago in fact) with a ton of modifications and improvements, from the PTFE piston valve rings to extended controls at the rear of the cab for ease of driving. It's been in regular use, last steamed three weeks ago - the owner is a GL5 member, hence the mounts for detachable footpegs on the tender.

Silver soldered superheated copper boiler, 90psi working pressure, Dave Noble safety valves, pair three cock water gauges. Stanier hooter type whistle behind front buffer beam. Feed by twin injectors with auxiliary hand pump in the tender. Cast iron cylinders with piston valves actuated by Walschaert's gear, screw reverser in the cab. Twin ram mechanical lubricator.

The engine is in fine condition with excellent paintwork - there's a clip of Steve running it outside the workshop this afternoon here. All the original boiler fittings - clacks, steam valves, water gauges, safety valves - have been replaced with high quality parts, there are lots of nice detail touches like fitting oil nipples in the rear axles to allow easy lubrication of the axleboxes.

Locomotive 43 inches
Tender 26 inches

gauge 5 inch