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7 1/4 inch gauge Standard Class 3 Mogul - stock code 8699

Rarely modelled in any gauge, a 7 1/4 inch gauge BR Standard Class 3.

This one has to come to us from a long time customer with a fine garden railway. Originally exclusively standard gauge motive power, like many of us of a certain age, he's found a move to narrow gauge means a good deal less bending down!

Whilst he's kept a couple of main line engines, our Waldenburg went North last week to join a fine Koppel we sold back in 2015, three standard gauge locomotives coming back in the van, including the Class 3.

There were only 20 Class 3s built - none survived into preservation, although work is afoot to recreate a 3MT tank. Designed by Riddles, with running gear based on the Ivatt Class 4. Although he experimented with outside Stephenson's gear on the Class 5, the Class 3 represented here thus fitted is the builder's flight of fancy - although both plausible and technically interesting.

The engine runs well, paintwork is in presentable condition. Cab is well laid out - there are fittings for vacuum and steam brakes, with a cylinder for the latter beneath the footplate, but neither are connected nor have been used whilst with the last owner.

Complete with a spare grate casting and pattern for same.

As ever, the estimable Lee Sutherland has some super video of the engine running, both on its own and double heading with a Black 5. You can see it here (along with loads of other well-shot videos - I spend far too much time watching trains on his channel!) - my thanks to the owner for permission to link to his video.

gauge 7 1/4 inch
length/inches 55 + 33
wheel material cast iron
cylinder material cast iron
valve type slide
valve gear Stephensons
reverser type screw
lubricator type mechanical
injector(s) 2
boiler number N46-90-76
year built 1984
boiler maker non-commercial
CE mark n/a - non-commercial
working pressure/psi 90
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered
hydraulic test valid to 16/Jul/23
steam test valid to 16/Sep/20
fusible plug no
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type spring
whistle yes