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7 1/4 inch gauge "Stafford" 0-4-0ST, works number 1421 with road trailer - stock code 9752

A 7 1/4 inch gauge Stafford 0-4-0ST, works number 1421; a late model, one-owner engine which can probably lay claim to being the least used Stafford supplied to date.

Shortly after its first steaming the owner's club closed when the lockdown started last year. Mothballed for 12 months, it was brought out again earlier this year for a couple of outings, it's had less than twenty hours use from new.

The owner, a highly capable retired chartered engineer, is now in his tenth decade and showing no signs of slowing up in the workshop. In recent months he has, unfortunately, had to stop driving - with no means of getting the engine and its trailer back and forth to the club, it has now come back to us in close to new condition.

Well-specified when first ordered with options including chime whistle and vacuum brake equipment, the engine has latterly been fitted with a valve chest pressure gauge. There is a two wheeled covered 500Kg trailer included, fitted out with rails and tie down points for the locomotive.

Supplied with handbook, 12 months warranty and starter kit of coal, oil and water treatment - exactly the same as we offer with our new engines.

gauge 7 1/4 inch
length/inches 45
width/inches 19
height/inches 32
weight/kg 195
bore x stroke/inches 2 1/4 x 3
wheel material steel
axlebox type takeup bearing
cylinder material cast iron
valve type slide
valve gear Walschaerts
reverser type pole
lubricator type mechanical
injector(s) 2
boiler number 145
year built 2017
boiler maker Station Road Steam
CE mark yes
working pressure/psi 120
boiler type marine
boiler material steel
boiler construction welded, expanded tubes
fusible plug yes
safety valve(s) 1
safety valve type progressive pop
whistle yes