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5 inch gauge Royal Scot - stock code 9260

A 5 inch gauge "Royal Scot", built in prototypical three cylinder form.

A well-built engine completed in 2004, it has spent much of the last ten years on display in the last owner's house, unsteamed since he bought it. An imminent house-move has now caused a thinning out of his collection of locomotives, leaving him two or three to admire in the new house, whilst he gets on with a 5 inch gauge "Duchess" in the workshop.

We've tested the boiler and run the engine. Whilst the condition of chassis and boiler suggests very little use, its lack-lustre performance on the track appears to be the result of a disagreement between inside and outside cylinders over exactly which direction they want to go in - two loose driving wheels may be either a result or cause of the indecision.

gauge 5 inch
length/inches 45 + 27
width/inches 10
height/inches 16
wheel material cast iron
cylinder material 3 x gunmetal
valve type piston
valve gear Walschaerts
reverser type screw
lubricator type mechanical
injector(s) 2
boiler number 505-210-10750
year built 2004
CE mark n/a - non-commercial
working pressure/psi 100
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered
hydraulic test valid to 28-Sep-2024
superheater(s) 3
superheater type radiant
fusible plug no
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type spring
mechanical pump 1
hand pump 1
whistle yes