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5 inch gauge Maxitrak "Swallow" - stock code 5623

A venerable example of Maxitrak's well-proven "Swallow" 0-4-0T, a standard gauge outline locomotive based on their "small engine" chassis common to "Dixie" and "Sapphire".

Silver soldered copper boiler, 80psi working pressure, feed by axle and hand pump. Gunmetal cylinders with slide valves actuated by Walschaert's gear with pole reverser in cab. Mechanical lubricator.

This engine has been doing sterling service over the years on a gentleman's garden railway, in company with a "Dixie", it's recently arrived as part-exchange against one of Ride-on-Railways' excellent "Hercules" 0-4-0+0-4-0 we had in.

Hydraulic test @135psi, 27-11-2012
Steam test 27-11-2012

Length 27 inches

gauge 5 inch