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5 inch gauge LNER D11 "Improved Director" 4-4-0 - stock code 10251

An LNER D11 "Improved Director" 4-4-0, Robinson's revision of his D10 "Director" design for the Great Central Railway.

A well-advanced project, work to date comprises chassis complete with motionwork and valve gear; commercially built CE-marked copper boiler; much of the platework including cab, splashers and running boards; smokebox assembly and a complete, painted tender.

Chassis is tight to turn over - it will require stripping to investigate before attempting to run on air.

62691 "Laird of Blamawhapple" entered service in 1924 and was withdrawn in 1961. One member of the class, "Butler Henderson", survives in preservation a part of the national collection, currently located at Barrowhill Roundhouse.

gauge 5 inch
wheel material cast iron
axlebox type plain bearing
cylinder material cast iron
valve gear Stephensons
reverser type screw
boiler number BN 140
year built 2007
boiler maker Brian Nicholls Model Engineering Services
CE mark yes
working pressure/psi 90
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered