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5 inch gauge LNER D30/2 4-4-0 - stock code 10250

A 5 inch gauge LNER D30/2 4-4-0, a class of locomotives built between 1914 and 1920 by the North British Railway. A long-lived design, the last of the class - by then in British Railways ownership - was withdrawn in 1960, No.62427 "Dumbiedykes" was withdrawn the previous year, in 1959.

This one came to us with a part-built D11 from the same builder. We're told it has been unused since lockdown, however a chassis so stiff to turn over it borders on being seized, a leak from the wet header, and blow by past regulator, pistons and valves would tend to suggest a full overhaul rather than recommisioning is now required.

That said, a worthwhile project - it's a handsome design, not one we see modelled very often.

gauge 5 inch
wheel material cast iron
axlebox type plain bearing
cylinder material cast iron
valve gear Stephensons
reverser type screw
lubricator type mechanical
injector(s) 2
boiler number 62427
year built 2008
CE mark n/a - non-commercial
working pressure/psi 80
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered
superheater(s) 4
superheater type flue tube
fusible plug no
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type spring
whistle yes