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5 inch gauge "Sweet Pea" with new commercial CE-marked boiler - stock code 10674

A 5 inch gauge "Sweet Pea" 0-4-2ST, comprising a well-advanced rolling chassis with cylinders, motion work, pump eccentric, reverser stand, brakes, die block slides and drain cock linkage.

It turns over fairly stiffly although without tight spots - we suspect more a case of years of storage without oil rather than a quartering/rod length issue.

Work is fairly pedestrian, with several of the parts left as they came off the machine - a few hours with files and emery cloth would improve things considerably.

The connecting and coupling rods both, curiously, have holes in them - possibly to fasten them down to a fixture for machining - which could easily be plugged.

The CE-marked silver soldered boiler was supplied by Blackgates Engineering; a beautifully made thing, still wrapped up and complete with manufacturer's documentation.

gauge 5 inch
wheel material cast iron
axlebox type plain bearing
cylinder material cast iron
valve gear Hackworth
reverser type pole
boiler number BG.244
year built 2012
boiler maker Blackgates Engineering
CE mark yes
working pressure/psi 80
boiler type marine
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered