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Lot 3: An exhibition standard 7 ¼ inch gauge model of a
September 17, 2013
Newbury, United KingdomLive Auction
An exhibition standard 7 ¼ inch gauge model of a Great Northern Railway Stirling 'Single' 4-2-2 tender locomotive, 7, built by the late Mr John Adams of Poole, the model fitted with a brazed and riveted copper boiler with high quality fittings including faux lever type safety valve and twin working safety valves, scale back head with stays, and hinged and tilting fire door, the fine cab detail with simulated wooden plank floor, the fittings including twin sight water gauges, pressure gauge, push-pull twin-handled transverse regulator with slotted link and butterfly nut,
lever-operated cylinder drain-cocks and lever and quadrant-operated reverse gear, safety, blower, injectors, steam brake valves, whistle, clack, blow-down and other valves, the chassis details including twin outside cylinders with inside valve chests controlled through Stephenson link motion, weight shaft and reach rod, mechanical lubricator, two injectors, steam-operated brake gear, whistle, single cylinder oscillating lubricator pump, wood fletched beams on locomotive and tender, and correct coil springing on the driving wheels, the tender details including G.N.R. style axle box covers, water flow and hand brake columns, detailed leaf springs and single acting hand-feed pump, hand-operated brake gear, water cocks, rivet detail, steps, hand and lamp irons, finished in lined green livery and bearing the G.N.R. Doncaster works plate No.5 of 1873, with polished bright-work, 207cm long, the cab 27cm wide.
Boiler History: The 7 ¼" Gauge Society Ltd. Boiler Tests Records. Club Member 480. Boiler Identity 7N1. Certificate of Hydraulic Test No. SQ 700039 Test Pressure 120 psi. Working Pressure 80 psi, expires 28th April 2014. Steam Test Certificate No. ST 700056 Working Pressure 90 psi, expires 29th October 2009. Issued and signed by Mr Brian Reading , Mr Don Ketley and Mr John Dabson appointed boiler testers for the society.
Provenance: Commissioned and purchased directly from the late John Adams. Builder's Plaque 'J.F. Adams 1986 Poole'. Please note: Stirling single. Single safety valve fitted. Vaccum brakes with no steam brakes fitted