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5 inch gauge Polly II - stock code 8250

A 5 inch gauge "Polly II", recently arrived with us as part exchange against a kit-build Stafford.

In good condition, the previous owner reworked the cab and tanks, along with a faux Belpaire firebox cladding, to make an attractive looking variant on this popular, easy to drive locomotive.

The boiler is standard Polly - copper, silver-soldered throughout - and has had a satisfactory hydraulic test in the workshop.

The engine steams freely and runs well, although the regulator leaks past and will require re-lapping to seal effectively.

gauge 5 inch
length/inches 26+18
width/inches 11
height/inches 17
wheel material cast iron
axlebox type plain
cylinder material cast iron
valve type slide
valve gear Stephensons
reverser type pole
injector(s) 1
boiler number 3622
boiler maker Polly Engineering
working pressure/psi 90
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered
hydraulic test valid to 13-Nov-2022
superheater(s) 2
superheater type flue tube
fusible plug yes
safety valve(s) 1
safety valve type spring
mechanical pump 1 x axle
hand pump 1