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7 1/4 inch gauge C19 2-8-0 - stock code 6544

A particularly well built Baldwin C19, one of the great heavy haulers for those involved in intensive public running at the club. This one was built as one of a pair by two friends - we sold the other engine a couple of years back - the builder has several other locomotives and fine clocks to his credit.

Welded steel boiler with expanded tubes, 100psi working pressure, feed by twin injectors - there is a steam pump which runs, but is currently not plumbed up for water. Boiler piped for compressed air start with connector beneath nearside running board. Cast iron cylinders with slide valves actuated by Stephenson's gear, pole reverser in the cab. Ken Swan's excellent design mechanical lubricator with sight glass to show oil level.

There is a battery in the tender which powers the headlight and running lights on the locomotive, as well as a compressor for the brakes. Locomotive air brakes are worked by the handle on the right hand floor of the cab - they work well, powerful and easy to control - train brakes actuated by a driver's control on the tender.

We were all impressed with this one - it goes really well, a quiet, powerful locomotive that feels like it could pull a house down. Much prized for heavy-duty club hauling, the combination of tractive effort and adhesive weight makes for a very capable engine. There's a clip of it running outside the workshop here.

Length with tender 10' 7"
Weight with tender 11 1/2 cwt

gauge 7 1/4 inch