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7 1/4 inch gauge Bagnall 0-6-2 + tender "Lady Phyllis" - stock code 8753

No sooner has the second of the pair of "barn find Bagnalls" sold ("Robert Wynne"), than the first, "Lady Phyllis" returns to us sporting a thoroughly cleaned chassis, shiny new water gauge and the beginnings of a new, rather attractive livery.

A large, historically interesting engine which ran in North Wales and latterly Guernsey on a private railway - there's a writeup of the engine in the archive here. Chassis is particularly well-made, featuring Bagnall-Price valve gear - it turns over freely.

Boiler plate thickness was checked when it first came in, the boiler itself withstanding a twice working pressure hydraulic test at that time. However, inspected out of the frames, welding shows lack of penetration and inadequate plate preparation by current standards.

Not a five minute restoration and certainly one requiring further expenditure and good workshop resources - however, completed to a high standard, the investment would be amply repaid in the value of the finished engine.

gauge 7 1/4 inch
length/inches 65 + 38
width/inches 21
height/inches 32
wheel material cast iron
cylinder material cast iron
valve type slide
valve gear Bagnall Price
reverser type screw
lubricator type mechanical
injector(s) 2
CE mark n/a - pre-2002
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