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7 1/4 inch gauge "Hercules" 0-6-0T with driving truck - stock code 8010

A 7 1/4 inch gauge "Hercules" to the Dick Simmonds design - parts and drawings are still available from Reeves, they describe it as suitable for "heavy and continuous service". Certainly the ones we've had in the past would bear this out, it's a large, powerful design with generous bearing surfaces.

This one appears to have been little used from new. It's been well-built, if somewhat flamboyantly painted in a rather eye-popping shade of "Thomas" blue.

It has a commercially-built, CE-marked boiler by Western Steam in excellent condition, we had the engine running up and down outside the works last week. Steams well and runs quietly - if somewhat asthmatically - with some blow-by on the valves.

Complete with a large bogie passenger/driving truck.
length/inches 43 + 63
width/inches 14
height/inches 22
weight/kg 140
wheel material cast iron
axlebox type plain bearing
cylinder material cast iron
valve type slide
valve gear Walschaerts
reverser type pole
injector(s) 1
boiler number CVS132
year built 2007
boiler maker Cheddar Valley Steam
CE mark yes
working pressure/psi 90
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered
hydraulic test valid to 10-Jul-2022
steam test valid to 16-Sep-2019
superheater(s) 3
superheater type flue tube
fusible plug no
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type spring
mechanical pump 1
whistle yes