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5 inch gauge "Maid of Kent" - stock code 9055

A venerable old "Maid of Kent" 4-4-0, built to a fairly agricultural standard, with the chassis better than the "top works".

It's come to us from a long-defunct garden railway, with a fire still on the grate. On a twice working pressure hydraulic test, remarkably the only leak was a backhead stay.

The engine turns over freely and runs on air.

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 Stephensons
reverser type pole
lubricator type mechanical
working pressure/psi 80
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
fusible plug no
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type spring
mechanical pump 1