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5 inch gauge "Sweet Pea" 0-4-2T - stock code 7726

A recently completed "Sweet Pea" 0-4-2ST, the work of a retired toolmaker who is a prolific builder - in recent times this one occupied him for ten months, whilst simultaneously building an LMS 3F. Steamed three times from new to check valve setting and overall performance, it remains in as-new condition. Like many "Sweet Peas", this one has been modified to suit the builder's sense of aesthetics, the short chimney and abreviated spectacle giving it a "gas works shunter" look.

Commercially built silver soldered boiler by G.B.Boiler Services, 2016. 80psi working pressure, feed by mechanical pump with auxiliary hand pump. Cast iron cylinders with slide valves actuated by Hackworth gear, pole reverser. Twin displacement lubricators.

gauge 5 inch
cylinder material cast iron
valve type slide
valve gear Hackworth
reverser type steam
lubricator type displacement
boiler number GB709
year built 2016
boiler maker GB Boiler Services
CE mark yes
working pressure/psi 80
boiler type marine
hydraulic test valid to 13/09/2020
steam test valid to 26/09/2018
fusible plug no
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type spring
mechanical pump 1
hand pump 1
whistle yes