5 Inch Gauge LBSC 4-6-4 Baltic Tank Locomotive

5 Inch Gauge LBSC 4-6-4 Baltic Tank Locomotive

Ref: 5 Inch gauge lbsc Baltic tank

LBSCR L class 4-6-4L Billinton's handome "L" Class baltic tank was the last entirely new locomotive design of the LB&SCR. The first, Nº327, came out in April 1914 and bucked the trend of doing away with locomotive names started by Marsh in 1906 by carrying the name Charles G Macrae, the second locomotive to carry this name after R Billinton's B2 class Nº314 of 1895, until removed by the Southern Railway in July 1925. 5 Inch Gauge Baltic Tank LBSC  4-6-4  Scale is a replica of the London Brighton and South Coast Railways engine number 332. It was built by a professional engineer and long time member of the Mold Model Engineering Society using drawings scaled down from full size with one off castings and a copper boiler built by John M Ellis a professional boiler maker. The boiler is a parallel belpair type silver soldered throughout.

The locomotive is the most exact miniature of the prototype engine that I have seen apart from the 5 Inch gauge model at York museum and a tribute to the builder.

 conversations with his friends Mold society confirm that the engine was regularly, though sparingly, used by the builder at the club. It was not subjected to a lot of passenger hauling though I understand that on the occasions it was called upon it was a ready steamer and capable of pulling a heavy load. I have full records of the locomotive from supply of the boiler  I have only steamed it a couple of times but found it an easy engine to manage 

In April 1017 Lee Betteridge  conducted a Hydraulic test followed by a steam test in July 2017

 

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Reference:5 Inch gauge lbsc Baltic tank
Model Number:Sd.33
Price:POA
Gauge:5 Inch gauge
Boiler Certificate:Yes
Steam Test:2 years
Hydraulic Test:2 years
Weight:95kg
Locomotive Length:54
Transport Box:None
5 Inch Gauge LBSC 4-6-4 Balti Tank Locomotive
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