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7 1/4 inch gauge "Tug" 0-4-0T - stock code 10337

An 7 1/4 inch gauge 0-4-0T to Don Young's "Tug" design.

I first saw the engine running years ago - it belonged to a friend who was also a boiler inspector at the club we were both members of at the time.

Proudest achievement was when the man - normally a dyed in the wool standard gauge fan - ordered a new Stafford from us (it was this one) to take over public running duties from the "Tug" and his elderly American 2-8-0.

Well built in the first place, it's now due for an overhaul. The steel boiler has club history; it long ago had the superheater flues blanked off with plugs and threaded bar - not uncommon back in the day in full-sized engines - running saturated in recent times.

The chassis itself is free-rolling, it runs on air.

gauge 7 1/4 inch
length/inches 34 1/2
width/inches 13
height/inches 20
wheel material cast iron
axlebox type plain bearing
cylinder material cast iron
valve type slide
valve gear Walschaerts
reverser type pole
lubricator type displacement with sight feed
injector(s) 2
boiler number 374
year built 1985
working pressure/psi 80
boiler type locomotive
boiler material steel
boiler construction welded, silver soldered tubes
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type spring
whistle yes