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. There is an exhaust steam feed to the underside of the grate, which in conjunction with the stainless steel brick arch reduces clinkering and allows long periods of running without stops to clean the fire.
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 original club test certificate and builder's notes, including the advice that the engine is an excellent hauler - but easy to go too fast!
Locomotive 49 inches
Tender 32 inches
|gauge||7 1/4 inch|