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5 inch gauge Southern N15 4-6-0 - stock code 3903


I don't really know what this is we've always known it as Alan's Lord Nelson which it patently isn't, being at least two cylinders short of a picnic for that. It's got a Greenly-esque look about it (rather like the King Arthur I sold a week or two back) with substantially proportioned valve gear and a slightly overscale appearance.
Friend Alan (he who features on many of my videos, honorary development driver for Stafford and the maniac who went flat-out down the back straight on the Britannia Lord Hurcomb, amongst other things) acquired this engine sans tender some years ago and overhauled it to a running state. Being the man he is, he didn't worry too much about minor details like platework or a cab, a spare tender chassis was pressed into service with a basic water tank fitted, incorporating a serious-sized hand pump and he was in business.
It was driven with elan at our club (indeed I drove it there a couple of summers ago) the club boiler put down, rather enigmatically in the notes section of the boiler ticket, over engineered. It finally came here with a van load of other engines from the great man when he came over all 7 1/4-ish and decided to buy a Sweet William to run at the club (which has been that much of a success he's now in the process of building another one).
The engine is in running order, depending on how easily you get embarrassed it could be run as is or, alternatively, finished off with some platework and a decent paint job. It came here with a van load of other engines from the great man when he came over all 7 1/4-ish and decided to buy a Sweet William.
Length
Locomotive 43 inches
Tender 28 inches

gauge 5 inch