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5 inch gauge Royal Scot "Royal Scots Fusilier" - stock code 9413

A finely built 5 inch gauge LMS rebuilt Royal Scot 6103 "Royal Scots Fusilier". We last sold this one in 2018 - in pretty much ex-works condition at that time, it had been on display in the previous owner's house for many years, unsteamed (you can see pictures and the original listing in the archive here).

It's recently come back in part exchange for another three cylinder rebuilt Scot "Sherwood Forester", that engine serendipitously ending up back at the club where it was built.

Last time it was here we described this one thusly:

Standard of workmanship is very good throughout, fit and finish of the motionwork and valve gear is excellent, with nice detailing including castellated nuts, taper pins and turned lubricators throughout the running gear. The engine runs well in both directions on air.

Boiler had had a twice working pressure hydraulic shell test for thirty minutes - whilst structurally sound, there is a small bead forming at the dome flange which will require repair.

After selling in 2018 the new owner had the boiler tested by his club inspector with new certification issued - the steam test has since expired, hydraulic test expires in June 2022.

Since arriving back with us we've re-tested the boiler - we still consider it structurally sound, although with the same leak at the dome flange it had when last sold.

The engine runs on air, there's a clip of it in the workshop here.

gauge 5 inch
length/inches 71
width/inches 11
height/inches 15
wheel material cast iron
axlebox type plain bearing
cylinder material cast iron
valve type piston
valve gear Walschaerts
reverser type screw
lubricator type mechanical
injector(s) 2
boiler number 7018
year built unknown
boiler maker unknown
working pressure/psi 90
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered
superheater(s) 3
superheater type radiant
fusible plug no
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type spring
hand pump 1
whistle yes