why the ubiquitous industrial 0-4-0 saddle tanks that ran around everywhere in
this country throughout the twentieth century are so under-represented in the
This is a
nicely-proportioned engine, a typical industrial 0-4-0 which, from the
accumulation of dust between the frames, has spent many years on display – the
last owner hadn’t run it. Fit and finish of the motionwork is good, the
machining work throughout is to a good standard. The copper boiler is
silver-soldered, with soft-solder calking to stays. Paintwork lets down a
well-made engine horribly, it was possibly done by the local primary school, who
thought green buffers would be a good idea.
engine runs on air, it’s stiff through lack of use and needs a serious clean
and oil round before attempting to run it for any prolonged period.