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5 inch gauge LMS 5XP "Jubilee" 4-6-0 - stock code 9953

A part-dismantled 5 inch gauge LMS Jubilee, 5696 "Arethusa", which has come to us from the family of a long-time customer of ours.

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.

gauge 5 inch
length/inches 42 + 26 1/2
width/inches 10
height/inches 15
wheel material cast iron
axlebox type plain bearing
cylinder material 3 x cast iron
valve type piston
valve gear Walschaerts
reverser type screw
lubricator type mechanical
injector(s) 2
boiler number 1291
working pressure/psi 90
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered
hydraulic test valid to 26-Oct-2025
superheater(s) 3
superheater type flue tube
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type spring
hand pump 1