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5 inch Polly III 0-6-0T - stock code 6794

We sold this one last May, it's recently come back as the previous owner went up a size to 7 1/4 inch gauge. Pictures and words below are from last year, the engine is in substantially the same condition now.

A 5 inch gauge Polly III, the six-wheeled variant of Polly Engineering's ever popular range. Ideal as a beginner's engine, they're pretty much bomb proof and capable performers for club running.

Silver soldered copper boiler, 90psi working pressure, feed by injector and axle pump with auxiliary hand pump in the water tank. Cast iron cylinders with slide valves actuated by Stephenson's gear with pole reverser in cab. Mechanical lubricator.

Overall in good order, there's some paint wear around the top of the firebox and backhead.

There's a clip of it running outside the workshop here.

Hydraulic tested at 135psi for 90psi working pressure, 26-May-2015
Steam tested 26-May-2015

Boiler number 6563
Builder T Stevens
Date of manufacture 1994
Construction Copper, silver soldered
Working pressure 90psi
Hydraulic test, test pressure/date tested 135psi / 23-Dec-2015
Steam test 26-May-2015
gauge 5 inch
injector(s) 1
boiler number 6563
working pressure/psi 90
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered
superheater(s) 1
superheater type flue tube
fusible plug no
safety valve(s) 1
safety valve type pop
mechanical pump 1
hand pump 1
whistle yes