I've had this one in before, it's spent the last two years looking handsome on display, unsteamed since the last time it was here. Words below are from 2012, the pictures were taken last week.
A 7 1/4 inch gauge LNER K2 Mogul, rarely modelled in this gauge. This engine has been on regular club passenger-hauling duties until a month ago, it steams well and has the feel of a thoroughly well-sorted engine.
Steel boiler with expanded copper tubes, working pressure 90psi. Feed by injector and axle pump. Cast iron cylinders with automatic drain cocks, slide valves actuated by Walschaert's gear with pole reverser in cab, mechanical lubricator. Vacuum ejector fitted, with driver's brake valve and gauge.
The engine has been built to a good standard, with some nice details like lubrication nipples for the axleboxes recessed into the end of the axles and ball valve blowdowns. Paintwork is in good order, the engine steams freely and runs well - there's a clip of it running in the workshop when it first came in. The engine is complete with a set of firing irons, driver's seat and tender footrests.
Locomotive 54 inches
Tender 33 inches
Weight est 500 pounds
|gauge||7 1/4 inch|