31 August - update
In response to a number of enquiries I've had about this engine, I can confirm that it runs well on air (there's a short clip of it here running on air in the workshop this week), it has had a hydraulic test at 200psi for 100psi working, a Northern Association Club certificate valid through until 20 May 2011 has been issued. The club steam test didn't get any further than the safety valves lifting at 30psi, the spring needs to be replaced with something more appropriate. Work to complete includes fitting a lubricator, blower plumbing and painting. Some form of gauge glass protectors would be a sensible addition.
A well-made 7 1/4 inch gauge Bagnall to MJ Engineering's design, using their drawings and castings. The engine is better than 95% complete, built to a good standard. Sadly, the builder didn't live to enjoy the fruits of his labours, work to complete includes fitting the blower pipe and a lubricator, a hole needs to be cut in the cab roof for the safety valve chimney. The engine has had its initial twice pressure hydraulic test, on steam test the safety valves lifted at 30psi and require the correct spring fitting.
Steel boiler, working pressure 100psi, feed by injector and axle pump. Cast iron cylinders with slide valves actuated by Hackworth valve gear.
Complete with much documentation including boiler hydraulic certificate, set of drawings, receipts for most of the parts used and copies of the original "Engineering in Miniature" build articles about the Bagnall.
Length 45 inches
Weight approx 5cwt
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