Sold March 2020 Back to Archive

7 1/4 inch gauge "Romulus" - stock code 8219

We sold this engine back at the beginning of the year, it's recently come back in part exchange for a large American locomotive. Pictures opposite are from last time it was here, the engine remains in similar condition.

Previous owner has fitted an electric boiler feed pump in the tender. We've replaced the No.8 injector for a No.5 which is of more suitable size for the boiler and raised the working pressure from 80psi (which it has run at from new) to 90psi, issuing new hydraulic and steam test certification for same.

Professionally built as one of a pair and completed early in 2010, we sold the sister engine to this "Romulus" back in October of that year - there's a write up and pictures of that engine in the archive here.

After completion this engine was first steam tested in March 2010, we have continuous club history from that time.

A well built engine, it has spent its working life on a short club track in a council park, running "there and back" trains at weekends during the season.

With advancing years leading to dwindling club membership, few trains have been run in recent times, leading to a decision to lift the railway earlier this year - the locomotives and rolling stock came here, along with some of the track and turnouts.

gauge 7 1/4 inch
length/inches 53 + 41
width/inches 21
height/inches 34
wheel material cast iron
axlebox type plain bearing
cylinder material cast iron
valve type slide
valve gear Hackworth
reverser type pole
lubricator type mechanical
injector(s) 1 x No.5
boiler number BB167
year built 2006
boiler maker Bell Boilers
CE mark yes
working pressure/psi 90
boiler type locomotive
boiler material steel
boiler construction welded, expanded tubes
hydraulic test valid to 10/Dec/2021
steam test valid to 11/Feb/2021
fusible plug yes
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type spring
hand pump 1
whistle yes