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5 inch gauge Southern "King Arthur" - stock code 4007

Last here in 2010, now needs new piston valve rings - words and pictures below were from last time it was here, overall condition and paintwork remain pretty much unchanged.

A well-made 5 inch gauge "King Arthur" to the Greenly design, a big engine which weighs in at around the same as a Britannia.

Silver soldered copper boiler with superheaters, working pressure 80psi, feed by twin injectors with a double-acting handpump mounted beneath the tender. Steel "brick arch" in firebox. Cast iron cylinders with piston valves actuated by Walschaert's gear with screw reverser in cab. Mechanical lubricator. Vacuum ejector with driver's brake valve and gauge in cab.

We had this one in steam for the boiler inspector last week, it goes well.

gauge 5 inch