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7 1/4 inch gauge Kerr, Stuart 0-4-2ST "Edward Thomas" - stock code 7962

We sold this one back in 2016, it's recently arrived back from a man who's decided his future lies in standard gauge rather than narrow gauge. Not that he's been ideal in his period of ownership - the chassis is now completed and painted, it runs like a sewing machine on air (there's a short clip taken by the builder here). Words below are from 2016, pictures opposite were taken this morning.

A well-advanced 7 1/4 inch gauge "Edward Thomas", the Kerr Stuart 0-4-2T built in 1921 for the Corris Railway - it now runs on the Talyllyn.

Work to date comprises a rolling chassis with machined cylinders fitted, motion work machined and fitted, some valve gear including slides and die blocks for the Hackworth valve gear and leaf springs with hangers. There is a good deal of platework, including cab/bunker tanks, machined castings including valve chests and cylinder end covers, and unmachined castings including chimney base and cap.

The beautifully made all silver soldered copper boiler is one of Ms Verrall's creations, CE-marked (and complete with fitted crate!)


gauge 7 1/4 inch
length/inches 45
width/inches 16
height/inches 10
wheel material cast iron
axlebox type plain bearing
cylinder material cast iron
valve type slide
valve gear Hackworth
reverser type pole
boiler number WSME 691
boiler maker Western Steam
CE mark yes
working pressure/psi 100
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered