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5 inch gauge LNER L1 2-6-4T - stock code 8149

A new, unsteamed 5 inch gauge LNER L1. The work of a highly experienced model engineer, a man who spent a forty year career teaching woodwork and metalwork at schools in Yorkshire and latterly Oxfordshire.

Work is to a high standard throughout; the boiler has had a twice working pressure shell test, the chassis runs very well on air - there's some video of it here. Machining is very crisp, fit and finish of motionwork and valve gear excellent.

Paintwork is, well... green. It's a utilitarian finish, the engine would amply repay painting and lining in authentic livery, with the potential to make a very fine example of this large tank locomotive - all the power of a main line tender engine, with none of that tedious stretching over a tender!

There will be some work required to commission for steaming, including sealing various fittings on the boiler which have simply been screwed in on assembly (we use PTFE paste), attention to a leaky regulator, and fitting a pressure gauge.
gauge 5 inch
length/inches 47
width/inches 10 1/2
height/inches 14
weight/kg est 90
wheel material cast iron
axlebox type plain
cylinder material cast iron
valve type slide
valve gear Walschaerts
reverser type screw
lubricator type mechanical
injector(s) 2
boiler maker L Latheron
CE mark n/a - non-commercial
working pressure/psi 100
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered
hydraulic test valid to 4/Sep/2022
superheater(s) 2
superheater type radiant
fusible plug yes
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type spring
hand pump 1
whistle yes