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5 inch gauge Metre Maid - stock code 7731

A 5 inch gauge "Metre Maid", 0-6-2 sister to the ever popular "Sweet Pea" and sharing the same boiler, cylinders and valve gear.

This one came to us from the builder - boiler is a commercially made job by Blackgates Engineering, the rest of the locomotive has been put together in a workmanlike way.

We quite like the "Gas Works" appearance given by the short chimney and saddle tank - something of the Ffestiniog Railway's "Volunteer" about it!<> Complete with four wheeled tender.

gauge 5 inch
length/inches 52
width/inches 13
height/inches 17
wheel material cast iron
axlebox type plain bearing
cylinder material cast iron
valve type slide
valve gear Hackworth
reverser type pole
lubricator type 2 x mechanical
injector(s) 1
boiler number BG254
year built 2012
boiler maker Blackgates Engineering
CE mark yes
working pressure/psi 80
boiler type marine
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver-soldered
hydraulic test valid to 19-Nov-2021
steam test valid to 20-Jan-2019
fusible plug no
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type spring
mechanical pump 1
hand pump 1