A freelance 5 inch gauge vertical boiler locomotive, with distinct shades of De Winton about it. Impressed with this one - boiler and engine started life as part of a project to build John Haining's "Caradoc" steam tractor (we've got one of those in stock too if you're interested), halfway through it became rail-born. Nicely proportioned, the builder has taken trouble over the build with nicely made hinged toolbox on the bunker and radiused end to the water tank, which is fitted with a filter under the filler flap.
Welded steel boiler with expanded tubes by John Rex, 100 psi working pressure, feed by injector and axle pump with auxiliary hand pump in the front bunker. Twin cylinder double-high engine, slide valves actuated by Stephenson's gear - there's a screw reverser on the footplate with an indicator mounted on the valve chest showing cutoff - chain drive to axles. Displacement lubricator with a tank that looks big enough for about a week's running!
The engine runs well, it's of narrow gauge proportion making for quite a large engine - ideal for the garden railway, big enough to afford a comfortable driving position behind it. Complete with a purpose-built stand on castors.
Lenght 45 inches
Height 31 inches
Width 13 inches