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7 1/4 inch gauge 4-4-2T - stock code 10259

A 7 1/4 inch gauge 4-4-2T, commercially built by John Clark of Denbigh in 1970.

The engine has come to us, if not quite in "barn find" condition, certainly bottom end of the "shed find" market. Scruffy although still free to roll, it requires restoration.

On hydraulic test at twice working pressure the boiler appeared structurally sound and dry inside, with one weep from a broken screw which holds the firehole door latch.

The engine appears complete bar a missing injector; regulator is seized. Rather neglected in recent times, this would be a worthwhile restoration project - it's a well-proportioned engine, a good sized tank locomotive with interesting provenance.

gauge 7 1/4 inch
length/inches 55
width/inches 12
height/inches 20
wheel material cast iron
axlebox type plain bearing
cylinder material cast iron
valve type slide
valve gear Stephensons
reverser type pole
lubricator type mechanical
injector(s) 1
CE mark n/a - non-commercial
working pressure/psi 80
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered
fusible plug yes
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type spring
mechanical pump 1
hand pump 1
whistle yes