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|
|wheel material||cast iron|
|cylinder material||cast iron|
|valve gear||Bagnall Price|
|CE mark||n/a - pre-2002|
|boiler construction||welded, expanded tubes|
|safety valve type||spring|