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5 inch gauge LNER O1 2-8-0 - stock code 9421

An LNER O1 2-8-0, Thompson's wartime heavy freight locomotive, built to Martin Evans' 5 inch gauge "Nigel Gresley" design which was serialised in "Model Engineer" magazine from 1968 to 1970. An older engine, well built originally but now requiring some maintenance work and a repaint.

The engine steams freely and runs well, with some play in the coupling rods bushes and die blocks. All water feeds work well, safety valves open and shut reliably, the steam brakes are effective.

Drain cocks are the automatic, spring-loaded type which work after a fashion - originally fitted with mechanically operated drains, the linkage is still there if you want to revert to the positive action type.

Boiler has previous club history, it's had recent hydraulic and steam tests in the workshop with certification issued for same.

Complete with drawings.

gauge 5 inch
length/inches 41 + 24
width/inches 10
height/inches 15
wheel material cast iron
axlebox type plain bearing
cylinder material gunmetal
valve type slide
valve gear Walschaerts
reverser type screw
lubricator type 2 x mechanical
injector(s) 1
boiler number N30-100-40
year built 1975
boiler maker M Hendy
working pressure/psi 100
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered
hydraulic test valid to 17/Dec/24
steam test valid to 17/Apr/22
superheater(s) 2
superheater type flue tube
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type spring
mechanical pump 1
hand pump 1
whistle yes