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5 inch narrow gauge "Baglet" 0-4-0ST - stock code 6274

This one came in with a club boiler certificate calling it a Hunslet, the works plates on the cab state it's a Bagnall. Hugnall sounds a bit creepy, so we're calling it a Baglet.

A nicely made 5 inch gauge narrow gauge saddle tank - more Hunslet than Bagnall in my opinion - but plausible proportions for any of the narrow gauge manufacturers. Silver soldered copper boiler, three element superheater, 90psi working pressure. Feed by axle pump, twin injectors and a hand pump mounted in the cab. Boiler has the tiniest ball valve regulator I've seen, operation is silky smooth as one would expect.

Cast iron cylinders with slide valves actuated by Stephenson's gear with pole reverser in the cab. Screwdown brake, chassis is suspended on leaf springs.

The engine runs well - bit choppy in reverse but good square, well-defined beats running forwards.

Length 28 inches

gauge 5 inch