A 7 1/4 inch gauge to Ken Swan's highly-regarded design which also includes the 0-4-2T version "Bridget", a well-built engine complete with a plank wagon riding truck housing an additional water tank.
Silver soldered copper boiler, 100psi working pressure, feed by axle pump and injector with a hand pump mounted in the driving truck. Twin pop type safety valves mounted beneath dummy Ramsbottom lever and spring. Cast iron cylinders with slide valves actuated by Walschaert's gear with pole reverser in cab. Mechanical lubricator. Cast iron axleboxes with substantial oil troughs machined into the top - a feature of the Swan design which I think is excellent.
Another engine from the builder of the Heisler,
Port Class Hunslet and Standard
Class 2 I have in at the moment - all particularly well-built engines which
have impressed (and in the case of the Heisler, amazed) us with their
performance on the track.
Hydraulic test @150psi, 23-5-2010
Steam test @100psi, 23-5-2010
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