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5 inch gauge LNER Y5 0-4-0 - stock code 5443

A 5 inch gauge Y5, a class of eight locomotives built by Neilson's for the Great Eastern Railway in 1874. A small engine in full size, it makes a highly portable 5 inch gauge model at 23 inches long over the buffers.

Silver soldered copper boiler by Blackgates Engineering, built 2005, complete with all documentation and CE mark stamped on the backhead. 80 psi working pressure, feed by injector and axle pump - the design calls for a double pump, the builder removed one after finding the remaining one more than sufficient to keep up with the boiler.

Gunmetal cylinders with slide valves actuated by Stephenson's gear with pole reverser. Mechanical lubricator.

The locomotive has been steamed once since completion, the builder has now moved on to building a 5 inch gauge Britannia.

Complete with fitted wooden carrying box.

Hydraulic test @120psi 4-11-2010, expires 3-11-2014
Steam test 27-5-2012, expires 26-5-2013

gauge 5 inch