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5 inch gauge Simplex 0-6-0T - stock code 8303

An older Simplex with commercial boiler by Chambers - it recently came in along with a traction engine from the owner who was trading up to a larger steam wagon.

Cosmetically scruffy, the boiler had had a satisfactory hydraulic test and is warrantied as sound, the locomotive runs on air.

Usable pretty much as is, it would make a good winter "fixer upper" - a repaint and some cylinder cladding sheets would make a world of difference!

gauge 5 inch
length/inches 37 1/2
width/inches 10
height/inches 15
wheel material cast iron
axlebox type plain
cylinder material gunmetal
valve type slide
valve gear Walschaerts
reverser type screw
lubricator type mechanical
injector(s) 1
boiler number 362
year built 1972
boiler maker R Chambers
CE mark n/a - pre-2002
working pressure/psi 90
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered
hydraulic test valid to 5/Dec/22
superheater(s) 1
superheater type radiant
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type spring
mechanical pump 1