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5 inch gauge GWR King - stock code 9742

A 5 inch gauge GWR King; bought as a well-advanced project, the previous owner has stripped it and start repainting preparatory to reassembly. A highly capable engineer, he's built/rebuilt/completed several particularly fine standard gauge locomotives, including the superb 9F we sold back in 2017.

Pictures opposite show the engine in its current condition. Work to date includes:

  • New CE-marked silver soldered copper boiler with superheaters & headers, regulator and safety valves fitted
  • Smokebox, smokebox door, chimney and petticoat pipe
  • Locomotive, bogie and tender frames and horns, buffer beams, drag beam, stretchers
  • Bogie and driving wheelsets
  • Gunmetal cylinders, pistons, rods, crossheads
  • Quantity of motionwork and valve gear
  • Tender wheels, axles and axleboxes
  • Riveted brass tender body with water scoop
  • Ashpan and grate
  • Brass platework including cab sides, splashers with cleading and running boards
  • Brake rigging

If you need some inspiration to complete this one, we've just sold a superb example, more information and pictures in the archive here.

gauge 5 inch
wheel material cast iron
axlebox type plain
cylinder material 4 x gunmetal
valve type piston
valve gear Walschaerts
reverser type screw
boiler number GB.271
year built 2007
boiler maker GB Boiler Services
CE mark yes
working pressure/psi 90
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered
hydraulic test valid to 5-Jul-2025
superheater(s) 3
superheater type radiant
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type spring
hand pump 1