Sold April 2019 Back to Archive

5 inch gauge Southern "King Arthur" 4-6-0 - stock code 8493

We sold this one back in 2015, it came from a long-time customer of ours down in Wiltshire. It's recently come back in from a man who bought it late last year to run at his local club.

Didn't turn out to be quite the engine he thought it was - although recently serviced and with a freshly minted boiler certificate when bought, it currently needs work, including

  • Repair to leaking wet header
  • Reposition regulator lever, which fouls the water gauge blowdown valve
  • Service/replace the safety valves, which open but don't close
  • Service injectors, neither of which work
  • Replace tie-wrap secured axle pump plumbing, which blows off when the bypass is closed
  • Repair leak in tender allowing water into the coal space

On the plus side it runs quite well - there's some video of it on the rolling road here - and the hand pump works.

gauge 5 inch
length/inches 42+30
width/inches 10
height/inches 15
wheel material cast iron
cylinder material cast iron
valve type slide
valve gear Walschaerts
reverser type screw
lubricator type mechanical
injector(s) 2
boiler number 981130
year built 1998
boiler maker Swindon Boilers
CE mark n/a - pre-2002
working pressure/psi 90
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered
mechanical pump 1
hand pump 1