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5 inch gauge Rail Motor 0-6-0 - stock code 9060

We sold this one last year, it's recently come back as a part exchange against a "Maid of Kent" in "barn find" condition. Exactly the same condition as before - pictures opposite and words below from last time it was here.

An older 5 inch gauge "Rail Motor", the work of one of the most prolific engineers we've encountered - by day he worked for ERF commercial vehicles whilst in his spare time building, by our estimation, at least two dozen locomotives, several of which we've sold in the past.

Whilst often building rare prototypes, in this case he's worked out a variation of Don Young's "Rail Motor", executed as an 0-6-0 rather than 0-4-0.

Boiler has had a twice working pressure hydraulic test and looks sound, the chassis runs on air.

Complete with a two-wheeled tender arrangement, which looks like a cross between a shepherd's hut and a bad accident involving a Victorian third class carriage.

The large, heavy looking lump attached to the drag beam is lead ballast.

gauge 5 inch
length/inches 23+14
width/inches 9 1/2
height/inches 15 1/2
wheel material cast iron
cylinder material cast iron
valve type slide
valve gear Walschaerts
reverser type pole
lubricator type mechanical
CE mark n/a - non-commercial
working pressure/psi 90
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered
hydraulic test valid to 9/Mar/2024
superheater(s) 3
superheater type flue tube
fusible plug no
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type spring
mechanical pump 1
hand pump 1
whistle yes