An interesting engine modelled in the style of the 18 inch gauge L&Y works shunters built by Beyer Peacock at the end of the nineteenth century. Whilst not following the prototype in detail - for instance the model has Bagnall Price valve gear rather than Allan straight link - it captures the overall feel well, right down to the "treasure chest" driving truck. Completed earlier this year, it has been test steamed only, it's otherwise mechanically as-new.
Steel boiler by Bell Boilers, CE-marked with all documentation. 80psi working pressure, feed by Cast iron cylinders with slide valves actuated by Bagnall Price gear, pole reverser, mechanical lubricator.
Rather like the late, lamented Eric Walker's engines, the important bits on this one are done well - cylinders are bored true, wheels quartered accurately and valves set square, it runs well. Detail finish is agricultural, the paintwork of the tar brush tendency.
Now repainted into gloss black, fitted with a saddle tank and L&Y transfers...
Locomotive 41 inches
Tender 28 inches
Height 42 inches
|gauge||7 1/4 inch|