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7 1/4 Wren - stock code 2306

Kerr Stuart produced over 160 of the diminutive "Wren" class, shipping the all around the world for industrial duties. Weighing only four tons in working order, with a three foot wheelbase, they could get round the tightest corners on the grottiest, temporary track almost anywhere it could be laid. Which, in turn, makes a 7 1/4 inch gauge version just about ideal for a compact garden railway!

This is a well-made engine to Ken Swan's "Wren" design. Copper 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, operated from cab.

The engine steams quickly and runs very nicely. The motion work is in good condition, the paintwork, although serviceable, could use a little attention around the edges. Surprisingly powerful for its size, easy to drive and with the robust, simple construction of the full-size prototype, it makes an ideal beginner's engine.

The Industrial Railway Record have published an article giving much detailed information about the class here.

Length 40 inches
Weight approx 250 pounds

gauge 7 1/4 inch