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5 inch gauge "Simplex" 0-6-0T - stock code 9638

An air-running 5 inch gauge "Simplex" 0-6-0T chassis - built to a decent standard, it would save a good deal of time (not to mention several hundred pounds worth of castings) for anybody looking to build one of these popular club locomotives.

Drawings and remaining castings are available from Blackgates Engineering; our friends at Model Engineers Laser produce - amongst many other useful parts, all listed on their comprehensive website - profiled brass parts for cab, bunker, tanks and running boards.

If you need inspiration to get started (or would simply like to save some time in the shed and buy something ready to run!), we have a particularly good running example in stock at the moment.

gauge 5 inch
length/inches 33 1/2
width/inches 10
height/inches 8 1/2
wheel material cast iron
axlebox type plain bearing
cylinder material cast iron
valve type slide
valve gear Walschaerts
reverser type screw
mechanical pump 1