Sold September 2019 Back to Archive

7 1/4" Hunslet 0-4-0ST with tender - stock code 8714

A 4 inch scale 7 1/4 inch gauge Hunslet 0-4-0ST with ride-in tender, an engine we sold back at the beginning of 2015.

Since last here it's been repainted in an attractive 1970s era Ffestiniog green with red lining and had some rearrangement of the backhead fittings, with nicer steam valves and gauge protectors fitted.

The engine has been in use until recently when it developed various leaks around the firebox. Under hydraulic test it shows several leaking stays, internal inspection shows a build up of sediment in the water legs - narrow at the best of times in this design.

Whilst it may be possible to salvage the boiler by fitting a new firebox, a new boiler would be worth considering - the uplift in value would cover its cost.

There are pictures and some video of it running back in 2015 in the archive here.

gauge 7 1/4 inch
length/inches 48 + 36
width/inches 20
height/inches 34
weight/kg est 250
cylinder material cast iron
valve type slide
valve gear Stephensons
reverser type pole
governor type Pickering
lubricator type mechanical, twin ram
injector(s) 2
boiler number N-192-90-5-5
year built 2000
CE mark n/a, non-commercial
working pressure/psi 90
boiler type locomotive
boiler material steel
boiler construction welded, expanded tubes
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type spring