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7 1/4 inch gauge Hunslet with driving trolley - stock code 2305

Professionally-built example of the popular Hunslet "Alice" class 0-4-0 in 3 inch scale, as built for the slate quarries of North Wales.

Silver soldered copper boiler fed by twin injectors with auxiliary hand pump. The smokebox is fitted with a spark arrester, increasingly a requirement for club running (I'm expecting them to want crash helmets as well soon). Slide valve cylinders, Stephenson's valve gear with pole reverser in cab.The four wheel braked driving trolley is fitted with a water tank.

Completed as one of a pair in 1998, the engine has been steamed half a dozen times having spent most of its life in store waiting for a railway to run on. These little Hunslets (as in full size) will go round the tightest of curves - this, combined with their modest size and comfortable driving position make for an ideal garden railway engine.

I have another similar engine in stock, built to the same standard, complete with driving trolley.

Locomotive 36 inches
Driving truck 36 inches
Weight (locomotive) 300 pounds

gauge 7 1/4 inch