7¼ inch gauge model of a two foot gauge 2-4-4 Forney
built by Mr A. Mattock. Based on Don Young’s “Lucky 7” design, built with inside frames as per published plans to 7 ¼ inch gauge. Welded steel boiler, 100 psi working pressure. Injector and steam pump, with double-acting hand pump in bunker.
Fittings include pressure gauge, water gauge, whistle valve and butterfly-type firehole doors. Chassis with cast iron cylinders, slide valves operated by Walschaert's valve gear, twin mechanical lubricators. 55cm. high, 152cm. long, 39cm. wide; 1ft. 9 5/8 in., 4ft. 11 7/8 in., 1ft. 3 3/8 in.
Boiler History: Boiler number 2622, built in 1992. Southern Federation certificate SF 123706, North London Society of Model Engineers. Hydraulic test expired 19th September 2014, steam test expired 26th November 2013. Signed by Mr R.A. Price.
55cm. high, 152cm. long, 39cm. wide; 1ft. 9¾in., 4ft. 11¾in., 1ft. 3½in.
track: 183 by 43cm., 6ft., 1ft. 4⅞in.
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In overall good condition. Generally with minor scratches and old marks consistent with age and use. Minor losses to edges and corners of coloured surfaces.
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