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Mona with rolling road and tools - stock code 2296

An example of LBSC's "Mona", his popular design for an inside cylinder 0-6-2 tank engine.

Copper boiler with superheater, fed by axle pump with auxiliary hand pump in side tank. Inside cyliders with Hackworth valve gear, pole reverser in cab. Mechanical lubricator behind front buffer beam.

The engine has been run until recently, when it came in part-exchange against a large 7 1/4 inch gauge engine. The top water gauge fitting was leaking slightly under steam and was removed for repair by the previous owner - this requires soldering back on. The boiler has had a hydraulic test and looks in good order - it will require testing again when the gauge fitting is re-fitted.

The engine comes with an array of bits and pieces: original LBSC builder's manual, rolling road, a specially-made ceramic burner and gas canister to allow the engine to be gas-fired indoors and run on the rollers (this in addition to the conventional coal grate which is also included) and a set of firing irons.

Mona is a good entry into club running, rather easier to drive than the average 3 1/2 inch gauge tank engine with the large boiler and firebox covering a multitude of firing deficiencies!

Length 27 inches
Working pressure 80psi

gauge 3 1/2 inch