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7 1/4 inch gauge Bagnall 0-4-2T "Robert Wynn" - stock code 7948

One of a pair of "barn find Bagnalls" which ran at a railway on Guernsey until recent years.

This, the first one of the pair, built in 1980, was based on an original Bagnall 0-4-2T prototype. "Lady Phyllis", built in 1997, was built on similar lines and in detail closely follows the tank engine design, although finished as an 0-6-0 narrow gauge tender locomotive.

Neither engine has run in some years, both have suffered from poor storage. Paintwork is poor, brightwork has a good covering of surface rust.

Underneath is a very well-built locomotive, obviously designed for sustained passenger hauling with generous bearing surfaces and piped lubrication to just about every moving part. The locomotive is fitted with a steam brake.

We've done an ultrasonic survey of exposed parts of the boiler, it shows no sign of leak or deflection under twice working pressure hydraulic test.

gauge 7 1/4 inch
length/inches 68
width/inches 21
height/inches 34
wheel material cast iron
axlebox type plain bearing
cylinder material cast iron
valve type slide
valve gear Bagnall Price
reverser type screw
lubricator type mechanical
injector(s) 2
year built 1980
working pressure/psi 100
boiler type locomotive
boiler material steel
boiler construction welded, expanded tubes
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type spring
whistle yes