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5 inch gauge "Simplex" 0-6-0T - stock code 8147

A new, unsteamed 0-6-0 tank locomotive based on Martin Evans' "Simplex" design, the work of a highly experienced model engineer - we also have his B1 in stock at the moment.

We'd put this one at about 95% complete. The boiler has had a twice working pressure shell test, the chassis runs very well on air in both directions. Machining is crisp throughout, fit and finish of motion and valve gear excellent.

There is work required to commission for steaming, including sealing fittings and pipework, and attention to a pinhole leak in the superheater element return bend.

gauge 5 inch
length/inches 34 1/2
width/inches 11
height/inches 14 1/2
weight/kg est 70
wheel material cast iron
axlebox type plain
cylinder material cast iron
valve type slide
valve gear Walschaerts
reverser type screw
lubricator type mechanical
boiler maker L Latheron
CE mark n/a - non-commercial
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver-soldered
hydraulic test valid to 2/Sep/2022
superheater(s) 1
superheater type radiant
fusible plug yes
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type spring
mechanical pump 1 x axle
hand pump 1
whistle yes