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7 1/4 inch gauge "Lucky 7" - stock code 6242

I first bought this engine in 2005, I'd always liked the design and was impressed how nicely this one was built. Kept it until the end of 2009 went it finally went to a new home, it came back recently in part exchange for a new Stafford.

7 1/4 inch gauge Edaville #7 to Don Young's "Lucky 7" design, built in 1992 by Tony Mattock, a prolific and talented engineer responsible for many other locomotives and boats, including the magnificent 3 1/2 inch gauge streamlined 4-8-4 we had in some years ago.

Steel boiler, working pressure 100psi. Feed by injector and steam pump (with displacement lubricator fitted in cab) 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.

Working sanding gear, steam brakes to driving wheels, independent steam brakes to rear bogie.

The engine is set up for driving from a truck behind, the regulator handle is extended to the rear, butterfly type firehole door fitted with coal shute.

Length 59 inches
Weight 300 pounds

gauge 7 1/4 inch