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5 inch gauge LNER B1 - stock code 8148

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

The work of an experienced model engineer, the man responsible for the 5 inch gauge L1 we sold last year and Simplex that was in recently. We bought all three engines and workshop machinery from the late builder's family - none had been steamed from new, the B1 appeared to be the last engine he had worked on.

The boiler had had a twice working pressure hydraulic test in the workshop and a certificate issued for same - it's well made with neatly flanged plates and good solder penetration.

The chassis is finely made, fit and finish of the motionwork and valve gear is good. Seized at the moment, we suspect through simply standing for some years untouched, it will require partial stripping and the return cranks setting.

gauge 5 inch
length/inches 40 1/2 + 25 1/2
width/inches 10 1/2
height/inches 14 1/2
wheel material cast iron
axlebox type plain
valve gear Walschaerts
reverser type screw
lubricator type mechanical
injector(s) 2
boiler number 8148
boiler maker non-commercial
CE mark n/a - non-commercial
working pressure/psi 100
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered
hydraulic test valid to 3/Sep/22
superheater(s) 2
superheater type radiant
fusible plug yes
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type spring
hand pump 1
whistle yes