A kit-built, or perhaps more accurately part-dismantled,
9F. Looks a complete nightmare, however somebodys got it together well enough
that the wheels go round freely and the motionwork does all the appropriate
things. The engine has obviously been steamed in the past from the condition of
grate and smokebox.
The superheated copper boiler is silver-soldered, working
pressure 90psi. Our inspector tested it to twice working pressure last week and
issued a new hydraulic certificate its well made and in good condition.
The engine looks better than 95% complete there are
some backhead fittings missing (which is probably a mercy given the quality of
original euiqpment many of the kit engines that come in here have had them
replaced anyway). It really needs stripping, cleaning and reassembling
unless youre really into the last days of steam look a coat of paint
would improve things substantially.
Locomotive: 46 inches
Tender: 26 inches