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5 inch gauge LMS "Crab" 2-6-0 - stock code 7699

An exceptionally well-built LMS "Crab" to the Don Young design, unsteamed from new - exhibited at the London Model Engineer Exhibition in 2008, the locomotive was awarded a silver medal.

Silver soldered copper boiler by Swindon Boilers, four element superheater, 100psi working pressure. Feed by twin injectors with auxiliary hand pump in the tender. Cast iron cylinders with piston valves actuated by Walschaerts gear with screw reverser in the cab. Mechanical lubricator.

Pictures tell pretty much the whole story on this one - it's a beautifully made locomotive, one of the finest 5 inch gauge models we've bought this year. Fit and finish of the motionwork and valve gear is excellent, platework very finely executed and fitted. There is much added detail with castellated nuts and split pins in the valve gear, prototypical square drive return crank, sanding gear, tender water scoop and an exceptionally well fitted and piped backhead.

Complete with original boiler maker's documentation, silver medal and exhibition certificate.

gauge 5 inch
cylinder material cast iron
valve type piston
valve gear Walschaerts
reverser type screw
lubricator type mechanical
injector(s) 2
boiler number 93814
year built 1993
boiler maker Swindon Boilers
CE mark n/a - pre-2002
working pressure/psi 100
boiler type locomotive
superheater(s) 4
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type spring
steam pump 1
whistle yes