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7 1/4 inch gauge "Wren" 0-4-0ST - stock code 8213

A well built 7 1/4 inch narrow gauge Kerr Stuart "Wren" to Ken Swan's design, with silver soldered copper boiler.

A particularly attractive narrow gauge locomotive, with both preserved and new-build replicas running in preservation. The "sun shade" canopy style cab gives easy access for driving - typical of narrow gauge models the controls are large and easy to operate.

This one came to us from a long-time customer - we tested it and fitted vacuum brake equipment last year, it's been steamed on a couple of occasions since. There's a short video of it running after its steam test last week here - it goes well, with well-defined exhaust beats, notching up in either direction.

The headlamp is battery powered, with a switch in the base.

length/inches 42
width/inches 15 1/2
height/inches 28 1/2
wheel material cast iron
axlebox type plain bearing
cylinder material cast iron
valve type slide
valve gear Hackworth
reverser type pole
lubricator type mechanical
injector(s) 1
boiler number N30-90-840
year built 2001
CE mark n/a - non-commercial
working pressure/psi 90
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered
hydraulic test valid to 15-Mar-2025
steam test valid to 10-May-2022
fusible plug yes
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type spring
mechanical pump 1
whistle yes