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5 inch gauge "Simplex" 0-6-0T - stock code 9555

A particularly well made 5 inch gauge 0-6-0T to Martin Evans' popular "Simplex" design; an engine that appears to have had little use, it's in fine condition throughout.

The silver soldered copper boiler is a commercially made job by Chambers, feed by injector and axle pump with auxiliary hand pump.

The engine has had recent hydraulic and steam tests with certification issued for same - it steams very freely and runs well, there's some video of it running outside the workshop here.

gauge 5 inch
length/inches 33 1/2
width/inches 10 1/2
height/inches 14
weight/kg 51
wheel material cast iron
axlebox type plain bearing
cylinder material gunmetal
valve type slide
valve gear Walschaerts
reverser type screw
lubricator type mechanical
injector(s) 1
boiler number RC74
year built 1972
boiler maker R Chambers
CE mark n/a - pre-2002
working pressure/psi 100
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered
hydraulic test valid to 26-Apr-2025
steam test valid to 17-Jul-2022
superheater(s) 1
superheater type flue tube
fusible plug no
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type spring
mechanical pump axle
hand pump yes
whistle yes