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7 1/4 inch gauge "Bridget" with steel boiler - stock code 3833

An 0-4-2T in 7 1/4 inch gauge to Ken Swan's excellent "Bridget" design, paintwork appears to be by Banksy.

Substantially complete, its really a running restoration job - it ran around at my local club until recently, the last club certificate expired in December, the only thing that prevented us testing it last week was leaky fittings. Originally fitted with a copper boiler, in 2006 it had a new steel boiler, welded construction with expanded tubes - since then it has been little used.

Working pressure 80psi, feed by injector and axle pump with auxiliary hand pump in the left hand tank. Cast iron cylinder with slide valves actuated by Walschaert's gear with pole reverser on footplate. Mechanical lubricator.

gauge 7 1/4 inch