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5 inch gauge LNWR Problem class "Lady of the Lake" 2-2-2 - stock code 9059

A 5 inch gauge "Problem" class 2-2-2, John Ramsbottom's 7ft 6in single wheel express locomotive designed for the London & North Western Railway.

Class member "Lady of the Lake" was exhibited at the Great London Exposition of 1862, apparently attracting a great deal of attention.

The engines were originally fitted with Giffard injectors - these proved unsatisfactory in service and were replaced by crosshead pumps.

This engine is the work of a prolific builder, responsible for many engines over the years - we've sold several of them in the past. We have some documentation with it, including past club boiler certification.

I love the notion of naming a class of engines "Problem" - it's the sort of thing that wouldn't get past the first marketing meeting these days.

gauge 5 inch
length/inches 27 1/2 + 23 1/2
width/inches 8 1/2
height/inches 15
wheel material cast iron
axlebox type plain
cylinder material gunmetal
valve type slide
valve gear Stephensons
reverser type screw
lubricator type mechanical
boiler number N73-90-02
year built 2007
boiler maker N Booth
CE mark n/a - non-commercial
working pressure/psi 90
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered
superheater(s) 2
superheater type radiant
fusible plug no
safety valve(s) 1
safety valve type spring
mechanical pump 1 x crosshead
hand pump 1