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7 1/4 inch gauge "Romulus" 0-4-0T with tender - stock code 6817

A brand new "Romulus" 0-4-0, just completed and requiring minor work to the tender to finish. A well-built engine, it's been steam tested but has yet to pull a passenger train - it remains, as you might expect, in ex-works condition.

Welded steel boiler with expanded tubes, 100 psi working pressure. Feed by twin injectors from water supply in tender. Cast iron cylinders with slide valves actuated by Hackworth gear, pole reverser in cab. Mechanical lubricator. The engine is fitted with vacuum brake equipment for train braking - ejector, vacuum gauge and driver's brake valve.

A well put together locomotive, fit and finish of motionwork is good, there are some nice touches like the valve chest drains (complete with a purpose-made spanner to undo them) and piped oil supply down to the return crank pin.

Length (excluding couplings)
Locomotive 50 inches
Tender 36 inches

Weight approx 6 cwt

Boiler number MOOCH6
Builder Strickland, non-commercial
Date of manufacture 1994
Construction Steel, welded with expanded tubes
Working pressure 100 psi
Hydraulic test, test pressure/date tested 150 psi / 15-Nov-2015
Steam test 15-Nov-2015, valid to 14-Nov-2016
gauge 7 1/4 inch