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Maxitrak "Swallow" - stock code 4181

A Maxitrak "Swallow", their take on a typical standard gauge industrial shunting engine.

Silver soldered CE-marked copper boiler, working pressure 90psi, feed by mechanical pump and bypass with auxiliary handpump on the footplate. Gunmetal cylinders with slide valves actuated by Walschaert's valve gear, pole reverser in cab, mechanical lubricator.

The engine was assembled from a set of kits bought from Maxitrak between December 2004 and January 2007, it was completed and had its first boiler test in March 2009 since whenit has had light use on the owner's garden railway - mechanically it's in as-new condition.

Length 26 inches
Weight approx 70 pounds

gauge 5 inch