Built in 1997 to the MJ Engineering design, the engine has a Franklin & Bell steel boiler with expanded-in tubes, twin Ramsbottom-type safety valves, 90psi working pressure. Twin three-cock water gauges. Boiler feed by axle pump with bypass and injector. Two cylinders, slide valves actuated by Hackworth valve gear with pole reverser on footplate. Mechanical lubricator mounted in cab. Draincocks actuated by rod from footplate.
The engine is well-made and has been very little used in its life, running around a small garden railway locally. It goes well, steams freely and is particularly nice to drive - at 4 inch scale all the controls are large and fall easily to hand, with very much the feel of a small real engine than driving a model.
Length 45 inches
Height 37 inches to top of chimney
Weight approx 400 pounds
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