I bought this engine for myself back in 2005 on a bit of a whim - it's particuarly nicely made and runs well, at the time I'd just sold my 7 1/4 inch gauge K36, so this was to provide me with some American interest at a reduced size. As it the way of such things, it spent far more time sitting on a shelf in the workshop than running at the club - in recent years a shed full of Tinkerbells at home meant that it never got out. I sold it to a friend last year who has played with it since, he's now concentrating on his half-sized steam wagon and a new 5 inch gauge project that's underway, so it's come back in.
7 1/4 inch gauge Edaville #7 to Don Young's "Lucky 7" design, built in 1992 to a high standard.
Steel boiler, working pressure 100psi. Feed by injector with double-acting hand pump in bunker.
Cast iron cylinders with slide valves actuated by Walschaert's gear, pole reverser in cab. Twin mechanical lubricators mounted on the guide bars, reservoirs above in dummy feed water heaters.
Steam turbo-generator mounted in front of cab powering headlight. Steam brakes to driving wheels, independent steam brakes to rear bogie, sanding dome on top of boiler.
The engine is set up for driving from a truck behind, the regulator handle is extended to the rear, the butterfly type firehole door fitted with coal shute.
There's a clip of it running in the workshop last week here (complete with Steve giving Claire a lesson on how to use an injector).
Length 59 inches
Weight 300 pounds
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