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7 1/4 vacuum-braked tender - stock code 2307

A large, ride-on tender suitable for a 4 inch scale locomotive - Romulus, Hunslet kind of thing. Comprising a four-wheel tender with water tank, it has been fitted with a compartment under the seat containing a small car-type battery and electric vacuum pump, there are vacuum tanks either side of the chassis. Ahead of the driver are two gauges, one for tank vacuum, the other for train vacuum, along with a vacuum brake lever.

Well made, runs very freely on roller bearings and decently painted (although with a couple of minor scratches). The battery appears to have seen better days, although may respond to a little energetic charging.

Length 36 inches
Weight approx 150 pounds

gauge 7 1/4 inch