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7 1/4 inch gauge petrol/electric hybrid shunter - stock code 8291

We sold this one back in 2015 (there are some pictures in the archive here), it's recently come back as part of a large collection of locomotives from the owner's garden railway.

Since last here, it's been converted to 24 volts and had a Parkside controller fitted. It can operate in either petrol or fully electric mode we're told - very up to the minute, your own plug-in hybrid shunter.

"Under the bonnet" is a single cylinder water cooled petrol engine with centrifugal clutch, mounted behind a small cooling radiator. There is a 24 volt electric motor mounted in the cab, gear and chain driven to the chassis.

Complete with two remote control units - one with cable operated throttle for the single cylinder, water cooled petrol engine, the other for the Parkside controller.

It will require batteries which were intended to be carried in a truck behind, with a connector on the back of the locomotive.

Listed as a project only because, in the absence of any kind of operating manual, it's completely beyond what any of us steam people here can understand...

gauge 7 1/4 inch
length/inches 36
width/inches 14
height/inches 20