5 inch gauge Liverpool & Manchester "Lion" - stock code 6944

A 5 inch gauge Liverpool & Manchester "Lion" (or "Titfield Thunderbolt" if you're of my generation), built to the LBSC design although with slip  eccentric rather than the fragile gab gear - he described both in his "words & music".

Silver soldered copper boiler, 80psi working pressure, feed by axle pump with auxiliary hand pump in the tender. Twin spring type safety valves, masquerading as Salters. Gunmetal cylinders with slide valves, mechanical lubricator.

Boiler is sound, the chassis runs somewhat asthmatically - we suspect the pistons need repacking.

 

Boiler number 1A01
Builder Non-commercial build
Date of manufacture 2001
Construction Copper, silver soldered
Working pressure 80psi
Hydraulic test, test pressure/date tested 120psi, 12-Dec-2016
Steam test -

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