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7 1/4 inch gauge GWR 1366 0-6-0PT - stock code 8247

A 7 1/4 inch gauge GWR 1366 0-6-0PT, built to the Keith Wilson design. A total of six were built in the class, often used for shunting duties in the docks - three were stationed at Weymouth for the purpose, they combined power with an ability to negotiate very tight curves.

This one's an older model, it's come from a long-time customer of ours in part exchange for a 5 inch gauge Great Western engine - he'd found the size and weight of this one too much to heave about. Too good to be classified as a project, it's offered here as a running restoration.

Boiler is sound and has had a twice working pressure hydraulic test. It runs well, notching up nearly to mid gear in both directions, pumps are both effective - there's some video of it running outside the workshop here.

Regulator rod has been made in steel, which wasn't the brightest choice of material for something working inside a boiler - it's corroded just about right through and will require replacement before the engine is used again.

Paintwork is tired throughout, the cab rear sheet is detachable, although probably detached from a different engine entirely - it's close, but not quite a fit in this one.

gauge 7 1/4 inch
length/inches 39
width/inches 12
height/inches 18
weight/kg est 90
wheel material cast iron
axlebox type plain bearing
valve type slide
valve gear Stephensons
reverser type pole
lubricator type mechanical
injector(s) 1
boiler number 8247
CE mark n/a - non-commercial
working pressure/psi 80
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered
hydraulic test valid to 11-Nov-2022
superheater(s) 2
superheater type flue tube
fusible plug no
safety valve(s) 1
safety valve type spring
mechanical pump 1
hand pump 1