Although fitted with a grate, the locomotive appears to have been gas-fired from new, with a quickly detachable burner fitted in the firehole door. Firebox and smokebox are both clean, showing bright copper and silver solder rather than soot.
Boiler has some history, with commercial certificate for twice working pressure shell test back in 2014. We've hydraulic tested it in recent days and issued certificate for same - the boiler is in good condition.
Locomotive is fitted with a steam brake, tender with mechanical screw down brake. It pushes along freely and runs on air.
We see this one as a cosmetic overhaul and recommission job rather than overhaul - it could be tackled as a running restoration, used at weekends and worked on between steamings.
|length/inches||41 + 26|
|wheel material||cast iron|
|lubricator type||mechanical, twin ram|
|boiler construction||silver soldered|
|hydraulic test valid to||14-Mar-2023|
|superheater type||flue tube|
|safety valve type||spring|