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5 inch gauge LNER B1 "Bongo" - stock code 9121

A 5 inch gauge LNER B1 "Bongo" to Martin Evans' popular "Springbok" design.

An older engine, well-built in the first place, with crisply machined motionwork and valve gear, neatly fluted.

Paintwork is tired, the engine needs a variety of jobs doing, including attention to a leaking regulator.

gauge 5 inch
length/inches 42 + 25
width/inches 12
height/inches 14
wheel material cast iron
cylinder material gunmetal
valve type piston
valve gear Walschaerts
reverser type screw
lubricator type mechanical
injector(s) 1
working pressure/psi 90
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered
superheater(s) 4
superheater type radiant
fusible plug no
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type spring
hand pump 1
whistle yes