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7 1/4 inch gauge Sweet William 0-4-0 - stock code 7573

£7,500.00

We originally sold this engine in February of last year. Brand new and unsteamed, it had come to us direct from the builder, an experienced man who has built many engines, now confined entirely to 3 1/2 inch gauge due to advancing years. Very crisply made, the only thing we did at the time was replace the water gauge, fountain and safety valves with bronze components - the safety valves are our progressive lift types, one is ample for this size boiler but the new owner fancied a second one for reasons of symmetry...

Professionally built boiler by John Rex Model Engineers with stainless steel grate. Bronze fountain with takeoff for blower and steam-operated drain cocks, there is a spare union for an injector should you want to fit one. Twin spring type safety valves with brass chimneys venting through cab roof, bronze three cock water gauge with blowdown piped below footplate.

Very crisply machined and fitted, nice details including remote oilers for the axleboxes and neat pipework throughout.

It's recently come back in exchange for a 5 inch gauge engine having been steamed on a handful of occasions, the owner having found a 7 1/4 inch narrow gauge engine a daunting prospect to load and unload single-handed. It remains in as-new condition, there's some video of it running here.


gauge 7 1/4 inch
length/inches 49
width/inches 19
height/inches 30
weight/kg 200
bore x stroke/inches 2 1/4 x 3
wheel material cast iron
axlebox type plain bearing
cylinder material cast iron
valve type slide
valve gear Hackworth
reverser type pole
lubricator type 2 x mechanical + 2 x displacement
boiler number JRME004405
year built 2005
boiler maker John Rex Model Engineers
CE mark yes
working pressure/psi 120
boiler type marine
boiler material steel
boiler construction welded, expanded tubes
hydraulic test valid to 22-Aug-19
steam test valid to 29-Oct-18
fusible plug yes
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type 2 x pop
mechanical pump 2 x axle pumps
hand pump 1
whistle yes