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5 inch gauge Simplex - stock code 4360

An old "Simplex" which hasn't been run for many years - it went to the Model Engineer Exhibition in 1990, which may well have been its last outing. It's got a silver-soldered copper boiler with radiant superheater - the steel you see on the backhead is a cladding sheet. Slide valve cylinders with Walschaert's gear, pole reverser in the cab.

Regulator leaks like a sieve, the only reason we haven't been able to test the boiler. Motionwork is worn, several of the rods need rebushing, paintwork is horrid.

Complete with a set of tools, steam-raising blower and construction manual.

gauge 5 inch