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5 inch gauge "Metre Maid" - stock code 9736

A 5 inch gauge "Metre Maid" 0-6-0ST, the six-wheeled "Sweet Pea" variant. This one has come to us from the family of the late builder, it was put aside half-built some years ago after he started work on a new project.

Work to date is to a decent standard and comprises a rolling chassis complete with motion work and valve gear - it turns over freely, wheel quartering and rod lengths all correct.

Boiler is complete with initial shell test certificate from Blackgates Engineering detailing a 160psi test for 80psi working pressure. It's fully fitted out with safety valves, blowdown valve, water gauges with protectors and clack valves. There is a new whistle valve, steam valve and injector included.

Saddle tank is a finely made thing, TIG-welded in stainless steel - same method of construction we use on the water tanks we fit to all our new engines, wouldn't use anything else.

Tender comprises a rolling chassis, it requires superstructure and a tank to complete.

There is work left to do on this one, but little by way of further expenditure required.

gauge 5 inch
wheel material cast iron
axlebox type plain bearing
cylinder material cast iron
valve type slide
valve gear Hackworth
reverser type pole
boiler number 7685
year built 1985
CE mark n/a - pre-2002
working pressure/psi 80
boiler type marine
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered
superheater(s) 2
superheater type flue tube
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type spring