Beneath the grotty-looking exterior and bilious paintwork is a Sweet Pea that runs particularly well.
The engine is unusual in that it departs from standard by substituting a locomotive boiler (the donor design being LBSC's "Netta") for the normal marine type - other than that it follows "words and music", with the optional trailing bogie and four wheeled tender.
Silver soldered copper boiler, 100psi working pressure, feed by injector and axle pump with hand pump in the tender - injector and axle pump work fine, the hand pump is a brute to use when in steam. Cast iron cylinders with slide valves actuated by Hackworth gear, pole reverser in cab.
The outfit is complete with a wooden storage stand and box of bits including steam-raising blower, oil, spark arrester etc.
Hydraulic test @150psi, 27-3-2012
Steam test 27-3-2012