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5 inch gauge LNER L1 2-6-4T - stock code 8376

A 5 inch gauge LNER L1 2-6-4T, an older engine built to the Clarkson design.

Dismantled for overhaul and repaint, the project stalled when the its owner bought a B1 which now occupies his time.

Whilst dismantled, the boiler was stripped for examination and hydraulic test by the club boiler inspector, before having a new regulator and cladding sheets fitted. The regulator works beautifully, smooth in operation and leak-free.

Chassis is largely untouched. It's missing one axle pump ram, rod and ecentric, the other is still fitted.

Currently loosely assembled, the engine runs on air - there's some video of it in the workshop this morning here.

A handsome, if rather rare design, it makes for a large locomotive in this gauge. We've had three or four in over the years, there are pictures in the archive - this one in 5 inch gauge came in last year and sold very quickly (by coincidence to another man who now has a B1 as well), this 3 1/2 inch gauge engine sets the standard for what a nicely finished L1 can look like.

gauge 5 inch
length/inches 46
width/inches 10
height/inches 14
wheel material cast iron
cylinder material gunmetal
valve type slide
valve gear Walschaerts
lubricator type displacement with sight feed
injector(s) 1
boiler number N138/80
year built circa 1970
boiler maker P.Taylor
CE mark n/a - non-commercial
working pressure/psi 80
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered
hydraulic test valid to 15/Dec/20
superheater(s) 4
fusible plug no
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type spring
mechanical pump 1 x axle