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6 5/8 inch gauge garden railway - stock code 308

This is an interesting old garden railway, built in Cambridge in 1937 by W.S.Lord & Son.

The locomotive is loosely based on an LNER J39 0-6-0 tender engine. Two inside cylinders with Stephenson's valve gear, operated by screw from the cab. Cylinders are fitted with draincocks operated from the cab and are lubricated by a plunger pump located in the cab. Steam brake, operated from cab. All steel boiler, centre flue. Originally fired by a cut down blowlamp running on paraffin/kerosene, we have been running it round the garden using a modern ceramic propane burner. Working pressure 60psi.

The tender has a screw-down brake, water valve and toolboxes built in. The engine is fitted with screw couplings, dummy vacuum hoses and removable lamps at each end.

The coach is a scale model, built entirely of wood and well-detailed inside with tables, crockery and a toilet! The roof lifts off and there has been provision for electric lighting in the past.

The track comprises three twelve foot panels, mild steel flat bar set into hard wood sleepers. More track can be supplied if required.

gauge 7 1/4 inch