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7 1/4 inch gauge GWR 11xx "Midge" - stock code 5284

A venerable specimen of a Great Western dock tank built to the "Midge" design, first published in Model Engineer as a robustly-proportioned, powerful engine for the garden railway. This one suffers from mildly offensive paintwork and a grossly offensive cab, however on the plus side the boiler is sound and it steams well. With some minor work needed, it would form the basis of a good "rolling restoration".

If you want to see what a really nice one looks like, there are pictures in the archive of one that came through a few years ago here. Alternatively, if you want to see pictures of a really horrendous looking one that went like the clappers, you need to be here.

Hydraulic test @120psi for 80psi working pressure, 29-10-13
Steam test 25-2-14

gauge 7 1/4 inch
weight/kg 100