I first saw it, in the same condition, back in 2014 when we delivered a new Feldbahn to the owner. A man of eclectic tastes and considerable energy, his workshop at the time played host to a number of interesting engines (including the Boston & Albany tank and 5 inch gauge Midland 4-4-0 we sold earlier in the year).
Well built to a highly detailed design, the three cylinder engine is largely complete, apparently missing only some fittings and front running boards.
It turns over freely and runs well on air; the boiler has had a recent twice working pressure hydraulic test with certification issued for same.
Not a great deal of work to put this one back into working order; it will make a good example of this rarely modelled prototype.
|length/inches||42 + 26 1/2|
|wheel material||cast iron|
|axlebox type||plain bearing|
|cylinder material||3 x cast iron|
|boiler construction||silver soldered|
|hydraulic test valid to||26-Oct-2025|
|superheater type||flue tube|
|safety valve type||spring|