We sold this one back 2014, it's recently come back in having apparently seen little use in the meantime. Pictures and words below are from 2014, it looks in similar condition now.
A 3 inch scale 7 1/4 inch gauge Hunslet, built to Alan Ruston's popular "Elidir" design by an experienced engineer with several other large engines to his credit.
Complete in 1994, this engine was the builder's main locomotive, it's been a fixture at many rallies and club outings both here and on the continent.
Silver soldered copper boiler, 80psi working pressure, feed by twin injectors. Cast iron cylinders with slide valves actuated by Stephenson's gear with pole reverser in the cab, mechanical lubricator. The locomotive has steam brakes and is vacuum fitted for train braking - there's a mechanical foot brake in the tender.
Complete with a folder containing a set of drawings and builder's notes - including hours logged on various parts of the build.
|gauge||7 1/4 inch|
|boiler number||1H0 DH1|
|boiler construction||silver soldered|
|safety valve type||spring|