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Part-built 7 1/4 inch gauge "Bridget" with commercial boiler - stock code 7574

A 7 1/4 inch gauge freelance 0-4-2T to Ken Swan's excellent "Bridget" design, this is another one of those long gestation projects - started at about the same time Watt was having his first suspicions that Newcomen might not be on the right track.

Finely made commercially built boiler by the estimable R.Chambers of Weymouth - supplied new in 1973, the year we joined the EU - complete with original manufacturer's documentation including 240psi hydraulic test certificate for a working pressure of 120psi.

Chassis has been nicely made and comprises erected frames, rolling on wheels and complete with axle pump, brake gear, coupling rods and motion brackets. There is a box of parts including smokebox assembly, machined cylinders, various machined and part-machined parts, along with unmachined castings.

gauge 7 1/4 inch
boiler number RC88
CE mark n/a - pre-2002
working pressure/psi 120
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered