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5 inch gauge LNER B1 4-6-0 "Blacktail" - stock code 10734

An unsteamed 5 inch gauge B1 to Martin Evan's "Springbok" design, which has come to us recently from a prolific local collector.

We had several locomotives from the same chap last year, including a 5 inch gauge Royal Scot and 9F - with the house move complete and work on the Duchess continuing apace, he's again run out of space in the workshop.

The locomotive runs on air in a desultory fashion, leaking past either valves or pistons. However, the paintwork is in good order, and the new Western Steam boiler is complete with manufacturer's documentation.

We've had a couple of really good B1s in recently, such as this one sold last year - there's potential in the design for a powerful, reliable locomotive.

gauge 5 inch
length/inches 40+26
width/inches 10
height/inches 16
wheel material cast iron
axlebox type plain bearing
cylinder material gunmetal
valve type slide
valve gear Walschaerts
reverser type screw
lubricator type mechanical
injector(s) 2
boiler number WSME.499.11.07.H.V
year built 2007
boiler maker Western Steam
CE mark yes
working pressure/psi 100
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered
superheater(s) 4
superheater type Radiant
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type spring
mechanical pump 1
hand pump 1
whistle yes