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|
|bore x stroke/inches||1 1/2 x 3|
|wheel material||cast iron|
|cylinder material||cast iron|
|boiler maker||B Taylor|
|CE mark||n/a - pre-2002|
|boiler construction||silver soldered|
|hydraulic test valid to||16/Mar/22|
|steam test valid to||16/May/21|
|safety valve type||spring|