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5 inch gauge "Maid of Kent" 4-4-0 - stock code 8167

A 5 inch gauge "Maid of Kent" - this one done us as a Southern L1 with inside cylinders and Joy gear.

Same builder (and similar vintage) as the Great Eastern 2-4-0 we sold recently. It has similarly suffered in storage over the years, paintwork is shabby.

The commercially built boiler is by Chambers of Weymouth - structurally sound, although with one minor weep on a tube end which would take up under steam.

Mechanically it rolls freely and runs nicely on air in both directions.

gauge 5 inch
length/inches 38 + 23
width/inches 10
height/inches 14
wheel material cast iron
axlebox type plain bearing
cylinder material gunmetal
valve type slide
valve gear Joy
reverser type pole
lubricator type mechanical
injector(s) 1
boiler number May-22
year built 1986
boiler maker Chambers Boilers
CE mark n/a - pre-2002
working pressure/psi 80
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered
fusible plug no
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type spring
mechanical pump 1
whistle yes