5" LNER A3

Here we have, for sale on behalf of a customer, the second of the 5" LNER A3s currently in stock.  In this case, 60100 'Spearmint'.  She's a full 3 cylinder machine, but mechanically and cosmetically this one is a little on the tired side.  Everything has actually been made originally pretty well, with tidy machining work and delicate touches here and there.  You could simply run her tomorrow, but the valve gear is a bit on the worn side, and the engine would benefit hugely from a general overhaul.  The paintwork on the tender and cab are ok, if showing a heavy patina of age and use,...... the barrel, on the other hand has at some point been painted by VanGough's illigitimate son,...... the bold brush strokes giving a disquieting glimpse into the tortured depths of the artists soul.

The boiler is silver soldered copper and is good to go, there is previous boiler paperwork, and she can come from us with a fresh hydraulic test and a fresh annual steam test.  Water is fed by and injector, and axle pump with footplate mounted bypass and of course the hand pump in the tender.  Lubrication is mechanical and under the front footplate.

There's a nice engine hiding inside this old girl,..... she just needs someone with a bit of time to take her under their wing and bring her back to life!

For any more information please don't hesitate to give us a bell on 07816 9763463

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