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7 1/4 inch gauge LSWR Adams T6 4-4-0 - stock code 6930

We last sold this one in 2015, it's recently come back from the custodianship of an experienced model engineer, a man currently building a superb 5 inch gauge 9F - we can't wait to see it when it's finished! The T6 has been kept in excellent condition - pictures opposite and words below are from 2015, it looks much the same now. There's some video of it running outside the works last week here.

A well-engineered Adams 4-4-0 in 7 1/4 inch gauge, the work of a highly experienced engineer with many large scale locomotives and traction engines to his name, including several large 15 inch gauge locomotives of his own design, still in commercial operation at the railway he built. We sold another of his 7 1/4 inch gauge locomotives - a Union Pacific 4-4-0 - recently, another engine which ran particularly well.

Silver soldered copper boiler, 90psi working pressure, feed by twin injectors - there is a hand pump fitted but not piped in, the builder stating it was not needed. Cast iron cylinder 1 1/2 x 3 bore and stroke, piston valves actuated by Stephenson's gear with screw reverser in the cab. Mechanical lubricator.

An elegant design, well executed and capable of a day's work at the club. Completed in 2001, it's spent much of its life indoors on display in company with several other fine locomotives and traction engines.

Complete with club boiler history, along with current hydraulic and steam test certification.

gauge 7 1/4 inch
length/inches 48+32
width/inches 13
height/inches 24
bore x stroke/inches 1 1/2 x 3
wheel material cast iron
cylinder material cast iron
valve type piston
valve gear Stephensons
reverser type screw
lubricator type mechanical
injector(s) 2
boiler number HD89XJ
year built 2001
boiler maker B Taylor
CE mark n/a - pre-2002
working pressure/psi 80
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered
hydraulic test valid to 16/Mar/22
steam test valid to 16/May/21
superheater(s) 3
superheater type radiant
fusible plug no
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type spring