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5 inch gauge LMS "Duchess of Sutherland" - stock code 8104

One of a pair of 5 inch gauge LMS Duchesses, built over an eight year period by an experienced model engineer with over 30 locomotives and traction engines,and nearly 70 boilers to his credit. Still working well into his eighth decade, current project is a 4 inch scale Burrell DCC road locomotive - well advanced and taking an ever larger part of his modest-sized workshop.

The locomotives were built some years ago and exhibited as a pair at the then Warwick Model Engineering Exhibition on completion. "Duchess of Sutherland" was finished in LMS crimson lake - sister engine "Duchess of Montrose" in BR green livery.

The engine has been test steamed once - on gas - when completed, since then it's been stored in a purpose built crate in the owner's living room. Boiler has yet to see a coal fire, it looks new inside.

The engine turns over freely - we've run it on air; the reverser is stiff to operate, otherwise everything functions as expected. Supplied with twice working pressure shell test certificate, the engine will require some work to commission for steaming - at the very least we would expect to service fittings, check injectors and set the safety valves before use.

Complete with crates for locomotive and tender.
gauge 5 inch
length/inches 53 + 26
width/inches 10
height/inches 15
wheel material cast iron
axlebox type plain bearing
cylinder material cast iron
valve type piston
valve gear Walschaerts
reverser type screw
lubricator type mechanical
injector(s) 2
boiler number *0917
boiler maker Davies
working pressure/psi 100
boiler type locomotive with combustion chamber
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered
hydraulic test valid to 1/Jul/22
superheater(s) 4
superheater type radiant
fusible plug no
safety valve(s) 4
safety valve type spring
whistle yes