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5 inch gauge Southern "King Arthur" 4-6-0 - stock code 6600

A 5 inch gauge Southern Railway "King Arthur" 4-6-0, turned out as "Sir Lamiel", now preserved as part of the national collection.

Commercially-built silver soldered copper boiler by Swindon Boilers with three element radiant superheater, 90 psi working pressure, feed by twin injectors with auxiliary hand pump in the tender - there is an axle pump fitted but no longer piped in circuit, although it could be reinstated. Cast iron cylinders with slide valves actuated by Walschaert's gear with screw reverser in cab, mechanical lubricator between the frames with extension pipe for filling it on the nearside running board.

No idea why so few Southern engines are modelled compared to the other three regions - they produced many handsome designs over the years with designs like the "King Arthur" providing a large, powerful prototype for a 5 inch gauge model.

gauge 5 inch
length/inches 42 + 30
wheel material cast iron
cylinder material cast iron
valve type piston
valve gear Walschaerts
reverser type screw
injector(s) 2
boiler number 981130
year built 1998
boiler maker Swindon Boilers
working pressure/psi 90
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered
fusible plug no
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type spring
hand pump 1