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5 inch gauge "Pansy" - stock code 3736

A well-made example of a GWR Pannier tank to LBSC's "Pansy" excellent "Pansy" design, I think one of his best in 5 inch gauge (although the "Maid of Kent" would run it close).

Silver soldered copper boiler, feed by axle pump and injector with auxiliary handpump in the offside tank - pumps are set up to feed from the locomotive's water tanks, the injector is plumbed to be fed from a separate tank carried on a driving truck. Slide valves actuated by Stephenson's valve gear with pole reverser in cab. Sight feed lubricator with regulator-linked supply valve as per prototypical practice.

The engine steams freely and runs well. There is a (very) short clip of it running here - concentrating on the engine earlier in the day I hadn't noticed the video camera was on "standby" rather than "record", so the ten seconds you see of it running down the straight is as much as I captured.

Length 34 inches

gauge 5 inch