Here we have an unusual and handsome 5" gauge modified Dick Simmonds Ajax/Achilles tank loco. Designed first as 'Ajax', a powerful and compact 0-4-0 tank loco and then enlarged into the 0-6-0 layout for 'Achilles'. This unique model is presented in the form of an 0-4-4 tank, with a bogie under the extended footplate. So the 'engine' part of this model is Ajax,.... but she's wearing a bigger Achilles boiler. The boiler its self is silver soldered copper, and feed by two injectors. The cylinders are in cast iron with slide valves actuated by Walschaert’s valve gear, and lubricated is now by a displacement and twin sight feeds in the cab.
We sold this one a few years ago, and it's recently come back in as a part exchange, the owner having given it a nice bit of an overhaul and some cosmetic TLC. A nice little thing this, a well engineered and capable loco, ideal for running all day at your club.
The loco is 38" lon
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Stock code L051045