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5 inch gauge LNER A3 Pacific No.2500 "Windsor Lad" - stock code 10059

An exceptionally well-built 5 inch gauge example of the LNER A3 Pacific No.2500 "Windsor Lad".

Standard of workmanship is excellent throughout, fit and finish of motionwork and valve gear of a high order. Both mechanically and cosmetically it remains in "ex works" condition.

The silver solder combustion chamber boiler has a four element flue tube superheater, it's had a recent twice working pressure hydraulic test. The engine runs beautifully on air, down to a very slow tickover, with six well-defined exhaust beats per revolution - there's some video of it outside the works on the rolling road here.

gauge 5 inch
length/inches 47+28
width/inches 10
height/inches 15
weight/kg est 120
wheel material cast iron
axlebox type plain bearing
cylinder material cast iron
valve type piston
valve gear Gresley-Holcroft
reverser type screw
lubricator type triple ram mechanical
injector(s) 2
boiler number 10059
boiler maker non-commercial
working pressure/psi 90
boiler type locomotive with combustion chamber
boiler material copper
hydraulic test valid to 11/Nov/25
superheater(s) 4
superheater type flue tube
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type spring
mechanical pump axle
hand pump 1
whistle yes