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5 inch gauge Sweet Pea - stock code 4472

A complete, unsteamed 5 inch gauge "Sweet Pea", built to a good standard and completed a long time ago before being stored in less than ideal conditions when it picked up a good coating of oily grime and two or three minor dings in the saddle tank.

It all turns over freely, the copper silver soldered boiler has had a twice pressure hydraulic test. Feed by axle pump and injector with auxiliary handpump under the footplate - there is some minor plumbing required to the axle pump, the water gauges need a pair of glasses. Fit and finish of the motionwork is good, there is light surface corrosion which will come off with some Scotchbrite and elbox grease.

There is good potential in this project - stripped and painted it would produce a good-looking, brand-new example of this popular design.

Hydraulic test @160psi 6-Jan-2011

gauge 5 inch