3 1/2 inch gauge Jenny Lind locomotive

3 1/2 inch gauge Jenny Lind locomotive

Ref: 3 1/2 INCH GAUGE JENNY LIND

Fine built 3 1/2 Inch Gauge LBSC Jenny Lind locomotive, built by engineer and used for display steam only a few times, lovely engine built to a high standard.

The Jenny Lind locomotive was the first of a class of ten steam locomotives built in 1847 for the London Brighton and South Coast Railway by E. B. Wilson and Company of Leeds, named after Jenny Lind, who was a famous opera singer of the period. The general design proved to be very successful that the manufacturers adopted it for use on other railways, and it became the first mass-produced locomotive type. The 'Jenny Lind' type was also widely copied during the late 1840s and 1850s, and into the 1860s.

HISTORY

David Joy, the Chief Draughtsman of E. B. Wilson and Company, was asked to visit Brighton railway works to make tracings of the drawings of a 2-2-2 locomotive designed by John Gray for the railway so that ten further examples could be built. However, before he had completed the task, Gray had been dismissed from his post of Locomotive Superintendent, and his successor Thomas Kirtley did not favour Gray's complicated horse-leg motion. As a result it was left to Joy and James Fenton the works manager at E.B. Wilson to adapt the design.[1] Joy had spent his formative years studying all the locomotives he came across, sketching them, making notes, and interrogating their owners and crews - and, if he could, getting rides on them.

  • twin axle pumps,
  • one sight water gauge
  • blower
  • pressure gauge.
  • by pass valve, poisiton rear of coal tender
  • tender hand pump
  • drop ashpan,
  • display track
  • mechaincal oil lubricator.
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Details

Reference:3 1/2 INCH GAUGE JENNY LIND
Model Number:SD.01.B
Price:£2,950
Year Built:1995
Gauge:3 1/2 INCH GAUGE
Boiler Certificate:YES
Hydraulic Test:12 MONTHS
Weight:30KG
Locomotive Length:32" including tender
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