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

We sold this one back in 2016. It's recently come back after a change in the new owner's circumstances, the engine hasn't been steamed in his ownership and remains in as-new condition throughout.

Words below and pictures opposite are mainly from last time the engine was here, the last couple taken earlier this week showing the Orenstein & Koppel works plates, blower, assembly instructions and oiler bought for the engine recently.

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.

Silvered soldered copper boiler, 90psi working pressure, twin safety valves. Feed by injector and axle pump with auxiliary hand pump. Cast iron cylinders with slide valves actuated by Marshall gear. Mechanical lubricator.

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 23-Jul-2022
steam test valid to 26-Sep-2019
safety valve(s) 1
safety valve type sp
mechanical pump yes
hand pump yes