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5 inch gauge Polly "Suzanne" 0-6-0T - stock code 7179

We bought this one from the builder, new and unsteamed in 2016. Sold at that time, it's recently come back to us, apparently having had little use since.

The boiler has had hydraulic and steam tests in recent days with new certification issued - the engine steams freely and runs well.

Pictures opposite and words below are from last time it was here, it's in much the same condition now - if anything slightly cleaner and more highly polished!

A new Polly "Suzanne", their attractive take on a six-coupled Orenstein & Koppel, based on the well-proven Polly boiler and running gear.

Assembled from a set of kits by an experienced builder (he's now built four Pollys in total, including the "Trojan" currently in stock), the black bodywork was professionally painted and the engine test steamed to check valve setting - it is otherwise new and unused.

gauge 5 inch
length/inches 33
weight/kg 56
bore x stroke/inches 1 1/2 x 2
wheel material cast iron
axlebox type plain
minimum radius/feet 15
cylinder material cast iron
valve type slide
valve gear Marshall
reverser type pole
lubricator type mechanical
injector(s) 1
boiler number BN649
boiler maker Brian Nicholls Model Engineering Services
CE mark yes
working pressure/psi 90
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver-soldered
hydraulic test valid to 16-Sep-2025
steam test valid to 16-Nov-2022
safety valve(s) 1
safety valve type spring
mechanical pump 1 x axle
hand pump yes