5" Butch

Here we have another nice little 5" 'Butch' 0-6-0 to the well proven Kennion's design.  We've had a few of these come through, and they are a good little beast, the design it's self being a pretty stocky, chunky and purposeful thing!  This one is a little bit of a re-commissioning project for someone at the moment, although we can of course do it for you.  She's been languishing in the back of a workshop gathering dust and surface rust for a few years and is now free and ready for a new lease of life!  The scruffiness is mostly cosmetic though, the bottom end is covered in grease and in apparently good condition.

Everything you'd expect is there, with the mechanical lubricator being in front of the smokebox between the frames. There's an injector, a mechanical axle pump with footplate mounted bypass.  The boiler is silver soldered copper, and although the backhead is visually a bit scruffy, we think it's going to be good.  We have tried to hydraulic it, but the regulator wasn't seating, and fittings were leaking so we couldn't properly test it beyond about 30 pounds, and rather than invest our hours in sorting it, we are offering it cheaper as a project instead.  But to be clear, there is no indication or suspicion that there is anything wrong with the boiler, indeed we think it's likely to be good so are offering the two options.  So again on this one, two prices.  One as she is, and one with us having done the tests and re-commissioning work so she's ready to play.   For the higher price of course, the loco can be given a full fresh 4 year hydraulic test and a new annual steam cert for you should you so require.

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