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7 1/4 inch gauge Stafford FC7 0-4-0ST "Iyea" with driving truck - stock code 7081

A Stafford-FC7, works number 1352, one of the "Big Stafford" range which we delivered new in November 2014 (we took the owner's small Stafford in part exchange at that time - impressed with the small one, he bought one of the first batch of big engines we built - there's a clip of it on steam test just before delivery when new here). He's now moved on to large scale traction engines, so "Iyea" has come back to us - it's in excellent condition throughout and is offered with starter kit and full 12 months warranty, exactly the same as a new Stafford.

Welded steel boiler, expanded tubes, 150psi working pressure. Feed by twin 6 pint injectors, soft pop type safety valve. Cast iron cylinders, pistons fitted with "Clupet" rings, slide valves actuated by Walschert's gear with pole reverser. Mechanical lubricator with bronze pump.

When built the engine was supplied with vacuum brake equipment a painted in black two pack. The saddle tank was professionally painted with two narrow gauge scenes, superbly done - one featuring "Wild Aster", the other "King of the Scarlets". Tank and cab sheets have been lacquered, the engine fitted with a pair of brass nameplates, a fine chime whistle and Scaleway Signals headlamp.

The bogie tender was custom built for the locomotive, comfortable to ride in and giving a particularly good ride on twin heavy duty bogies by Ride on Railways. It is equipped with an onboard compressor with battery to suit the previous owner's requirements and is piped through so that either vacuum or compressed air systems can be used depending on rolling stock.

Current list price of the locomotive including optional whistle and vacuum brakes is £22,561 - this excludes headlamp and driving truck which added around £2000 (and for those curious to know, the tank artwork left little change from £3000).

There is more information and a full specification for the Stafford-FC7 here.

Bore/stroke 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches
Length (locomotive) 66 inches
Weight 10cwt ready to run

gauge 7 1/4 inch
injector(s) 2
boiler number 78
CE mark yes
working pressure/psi 150
boiler type marine
boiler material steel
boiler construction welded, expanded tubes
fusible plug yes
safety valve(s) 1
safety valve type pop
whistle yes