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5 inch gauge Southern L1 4-4-0 - stock code 7667

A 5 inch gauge Southern L1 4-4-0, based on LBSC's popular "Maid of Kent" design in our favourite variant, the inside cylinder/Joy valve gear version.

We last had this one back in 2017, it came to us from a long-time customer with a fine garden railway up in Cumbria. A well-built engine originally, it is now in need of work including repacking glands, servicing a recalcitrant injector and attention to the leaky tender tank.

A worthwhile project - underneath it's a nicely built engine, boiler remains in good condition with current hydraulic certificate.

gauge 5 inch
length/inches 37 + 23
width/inches 9 1/2
height/inches 14
wheel material cast iron
axlebox type plain bearing
valve type slide
valve gear Joy
reverser type pole
lubricator type mechanical
injector(s) 1
boiler number 758
year built 1989
boiler maker non-commercial
working pressure/psi 90
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered
hydraulic test valid to 14/Sep/21
steam test valid to 19/Jun/18
superheater(s) 4
superheater type radiant
fusible plug no
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type pop
mechanical pump 1
hand pump 1
whistle yes