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5 inch gauge LNER B1 4-6-0 - stock code 8423

A new, unsteamed 5 inch gauge LNER B1, built to Martin Evans' popular "Springbok" design.

It's come to us along with another, part-assembled B1, from something of a serial B1 builder - we also had this one from him back in 2010. With advancing years, he's now decided to concentrate on gauge 1 and has already produced a Black 5 in that gauge, he's currently on with the next project.

The engine is substantially complete, remaining work includes setting the valves and sealing various fittings, including the regulator flange and inner dome.

The commercially-built CE-marked boiler was supplied new in 2016 and is complete with manufacturer's documentation.

gauge 5 inch
length/inches 41 + 25
width/inches 11
height/inches 17
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) 1
boiler number GB720
year built 2016
boiler maker G.B. Boiler Services
CE mark yes
working pressure/psi 100
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type spring
mechanical pump 1
hand pump 1