5 Inch Gauge LNER Y4 Saddle tank "Blackwall"

5 Inch Gauge LNER Y4 Saddle tank "Blackwall"

Ref: 5 inch gauge LNER Y4 Tank engine


In 5 inch gauge LNER Y4 0-4-0 Saddle Tank

The GER Class 209 (LNER Class Y5) was a class of 0-4-0 saddle tank steam locomotives of the Great Eastern Railway. These locomotives were similar to the NBR G Class but had flat-topped, instead of round-topped, tanks. A total of eight were built – four by Neilson and Company in 1874 and four more by the GER's Stratford Works between 1897 and 1903 this 5 Inch gauge built to the design by Ron Bray and serialised by Ross Harrison in 'Engineering in Miniature' (1980-1982), under the design name of 'Blackwall'.

In order to shunt locations with tight curves and weight restrictions, two 0-4-0T locomotives were purchased from Neilson and Company to one of that company's standard designs by the GER, and this was followed by an order for a further two locomotives in 1876. In 1894-1895 these four locos were rebuilt under James Holden, the work including new boilers, steam brakes, and covered cabs.Two of these locomotives worked at Globe Road & Devonshire Street goods yards between 1874 and 1914

Four locomotives had been withdrawn or sold before 1923. The remaining four passed into London and North Eastern Railway ownership at the grouping in 1923. Their LNER class was Y5.

Two locomotives, 226 and 227 were scrapped in 1911. By 1914, number 228 was placed on the duplicate list, becoming 0228; its old number being re-used by a new Class B74 (LNER Class Y4) locomotive. Number 210 was also scrapped in 1914, and 229 was sold in 1918. Number 7209 was withdrawn in 1926. Numbers 07228 and 7230 became departmental locomotives at Stratford, with the former being withdrawn in 1927, after having been used as a stationary boiler.  Number 7231 had been adapted as a tram locomotive and used at Colchester, before being withdrawn in 1931

  • Silver Soldered Copper boiler
  • Super Heaters
  • Quadrant Pole Reverser
  • Axle Pump Bypass valve
  • Hand Pump
  • Steam Injector.
  • Blower
  • Blow down
  • Whistle
  • Pressure Gauge
  • 1 x Water Gauge
  • Mechanical Oil Lubricator
  • Slide Valves
  • Twin Safety Vavles




Reference:5 inch gauge LNER Y4 Tank engine
Model Number:Sd.22
Year Built:1988
Gauge:5 Inch gauge
Boiler Certificate:yes
Steam Test:yes
Hydraulic Test:yes
Weight:40 kg
Locomotive Length:24 Inch
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