7 1/4 inch gauge Lynton & Barnstaple Railway 2-6-2T "Yeo", a model of the original engine supplied to the railway by Manning Wardle. One of a pair built by Milner Engineering themselves, the other is in the National Railway Museum.
This engine, whilst privately owner, ran last season at the Beer Heights Light Railway in Devon, handling eight coach trains on this extensive track (one of the nicest of this gauge in the country in my view - I get down to see it every now and again, if it was a bit closer to Lincolnshire I'd be there every weekend!).
Steel boiler with expanded tubes, 120psi working pressure, feed by twin injectors. Ramsbottom safety valve. Cast iron cylinders with slide valves actuated by Joy valve gear, pole reverser in cab, mechanical lubricator. Steam brakes to locomotive, vacuum brake equipment for train with driver's brake valve and gauge in cab.
The centre driving wheels have no flanges, the engine - despite being nine feet long - will, according to its last owner, negotiate a 25 foot radius curve.
Length 9 feet
Weight approx 1 ton
Hydraulic test @180psi for 120psi working pressure, 29-1-2013
Steam test @120psi, 29-1-2013
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