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7 1/4 inch gauge Stafford 0-4-0ST "Tihany" - stock code 8298

7 1/4 inch gauge Stafford 0-4-0ST "Tihany", works number 1311, supplied new in August 2011 with optional vacuum brake equipment and chime whistle.

We've sold this one a couple of times over the years. The first owner, on being elevated to the chairmanship of his model engineering society, needed a locomotive befitting his new high office - so he part exchanged "Tihany" for a Big Stafford (that one was "Iyea", you may have seen it running at our 2016 Open Day).

In recent times "Tihany" has been with a local man, in company with a particularly good 3 inch scale Burrell. Ill health has now meant a change to more manageable size 16mm scale models, so the engine is back with us again.

It has been through the workshop for a full service, we've replaced die blocks, little end bushes and motion pins. It had already been fitted with the latest pattern progressive pop safety valves last time it was here.

At some time in recent years - to my embarrassment we didn't keep a record of when, but I think late 2014 - the boiler was retubed. Not because it needed it, but the engine had come back in at the time we'd just bought our hydraulic tube puller. Needing to find out how it worked (and having spare Stafford boilers in stock if it all went horribly wrong) we retubed "Tihany" to try it out. Dead easy - started late one morning, the engine was back in steam the following day!

Supplied with 12 months warranty, new boiler certificate and starter kit of firing irons, oil, water treatment and coal - exactly the same as with a new engine.

gauge 7 1/4 inch
length/inches 49
width/inches 19
height/inches 32
weight/kg 195
wheel material steel
axlebox type roller bearing
cylinder material cast iron
valve type slide
valve gear Walschaerts
reverser type pole
lubricator type mechanical
injector(s) 2
boiler number 169
year built 2011
boiler maker AJB Engineering
CE mark yes
working pressure/psi 120
boiler type marine
boiler material steel
boiler construction welded, expanded tubes
hydraulic test valid to 4/Dec/20
steam test valid to 8/Mar/20
fusible plug yes
safety valve(s) 1
safety valve type pop
whistle yes