Lot 19: A well engineered 7 ¼ inch gauge model of an
September 17, 2013
Newbury, United KingdomLive Auction
A well engineered 7 ¼ inch gauge model of an Orenstein & Koppel 0-4-0 industrial tank locomotive, built by Mr Grayham Hooper of Cornwall, to the Ken Swan design, and featuring Riggenbach rack and pinion adhesion drive, the copper boiler with fittings including sight-glass, pressure gauge, drains points, cab directional control, hydraulic brakes and hand operated parking brake gear, twin safety valves, clack and two injectors, and a chain-operated whistle, the chassis details including twin outside cylinders with Walschaerts valve gear, mechanical lubricator, fitted mechanical clutch, foot plate controlled draincocks, by-pass with pressure relief valve, hydraulic and hand-operated brake gear, adjustable damper, detailed rivet-work and head lamp iron, the wagon style driving truck with fitted brake gear and water storage tank, the locomotive finished in traditional black and red livery with polished bright-work and fitted cast brass builder's plates with polished wooden buffer beams, 105cm long, the cab 40cm wide; together with approximately 60 feet of cast pinion track to create a rack railway.
Boiler History: Southern Federation of Model Engineering Societies Boiler History Record, Boiler Identity No. GR830. Hydraulic test pressure 180 psi, expires 15th December 2015. Steam test pressure 90 psi, expired 15th February 2013. Sold with test certificates and history.