I've had this one in before, we last sold it in 2010 - pictures and words below are from then, it's still in substantially the same condition.
Hydraulic test 30-3-2011 @120psi
Steam test 18-4-2012 @80psi
An interesting variation on Ken Swan's fine "Bridget" design,
originally conceived as an 0-4-2T but here built in 0-6-0T form, the frames
extended by 2 3/4 inches over standard and with a distinctive round-topped cab
as fitted to "Lambton No.29". The builder is
a man whose work has featured in these pages before, I have the highest regard
for his abilities. Amongst many engines built in a lifetime of model
engineering, some that have come through the workshop here include a superb 7
1/4 inch gauge "Locomotion", 5
inch gauge Caledonian 2-4-0, LSWR
France fire engine and LNER
V1 (which went like the clappers - it's since been stripped and repainted
handsomely into black livery). His
work and workshop featured in a news page a couple of years back if you care
to check on some of the other projects this remarkable man has completed over
Silver soldered copper boiler, working pressure 80psi, feed by twin injectors (which, typically, sport engraved brass tags on their feed pipes so you can't possibly plumb them up the wrong way round when refitting!) with PTFE-seat non-return valves, twin White-type pop safety valves. Regulator slide is made of copper-impregnated PTFE. Bunker tank has increased capacity for feeding injectors, the stainless steel grate hinges to empty.
Cast iron cylinders
with slide valves actuated by Walschaert's gear, modified Ell-draughting exhaust
with 1/4 inch blast nozzle. Mechanical Ewins-type lubricator and odometer
mounted behind front buffer beam.
Paintwork is flamboyantly lined, it is in generally good condition, although faded
on the boiler immediately behind the smokebox and with some repainting. The driving truck is fitted with
a driver's handbrake and check chain for the coupling. The boiler blanking plugs
are, again typically for the builder (himself a club boiler inspector), mounted
neatly on a plate stored in the tender for when needed.
Sam and I ran the engine on the railway at home earlier in the year, it was
last in steam on Monday for the boiler inspector.
Locomotive 37 inches
Tender 30 inches
Hydraulic test 21-12-2009 @120psi
Steam test 21-12-2009 @80psi
|gauge||7 1/4 inch|