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7 1/4 inch gauge Wren "Amazon" - stock code 4341

I last sold this engine in 2004, it came at that time from a friend who was moving up a size (about eight hundredweight in locomotive and four acres in premises) - there are pictures and a write up in the archive. Since then it’s been at a local club, it came back recently in exchange for the Isle of Man Railways “Caledonia” I sold recently.

Silver soldered boiler fed by injector and crosshead pump. Outside cylinders with slide valves actuated by Hackworth valve gear, mechanical lubricator. Spring-loaded drain cocks.

It still looks much the same as it did six years ago, still needs a repaint, doesn’t appear to have done a great deal more work in the intervening years. Our inspector has just done hydraulic and steam tests on it, the engine is ready to go to work again.

Length 40 inches
Weight approx 250 pounds

Hydraulic test
Steam test

gauge 7 1/4 inch