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5 inch gauge Stirling 8 foot single - stock code 9230

A 5 inch gauge Stirling 8 foot single, an old engine with interesting history.

It was bought by the last owner's grandfather in Liverpool shortly after the war and subsequently rebuilt by his father in 1954 - the splashers bear brass plates recording the rebuild. A new boiler was made and fitted at that time, the engine hasn't been steamed since.

Unused in many years, it's come to us from the son of the man who rebuilt it in 1954 - both his father and grandfather built engines, several of which came to us as part of the same collection recently.

The engine rolls along freely and, after a liberal oil around, ran on air in both directions. The pole reverser is currently loose on the footplate and requires bolting down and reconnecting to the reach rod.

gauge 5 inch
length/inches 30 + 22 1/2
width/inches 8
height/inches 15
wheel material cast iron
axlebox type plain bearing
valve type slide
valve gear Stephensons
reverser type pole
lubricator type mechanical
injector(s) 1
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered
safety valve(s) 1
mechanical pump 1
hand pump 1