GWR 72xx
Production 10%
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Our model represents the 42xx, 52xx and 72xx classes covering the majority of the class. The model is designed with working outside cylinders which with the small wheels will give a high tractive effort. Inside slide valves are driven by a simple, robust, and easy to set, slip eccentric gear. A hand pump is located in one of the water carrying side tanks which also feeds water to an axle driven pump. The bunker will carry the meths tank.

Scale            : 10mm : 1ft

Length         : 42xx/ 52xx  408mm over buffers
                    : 72xx            448mm over buffers

Radius  min  : 42xx / 52xx   2.5m   (8’3”)
                      :72xx              2.61m  (8’8”)

Weight         : 5 Kg   estimated.

Fuel               : Alchohol  (Methylated spirit) supplied by constant level feed system.
                     :  to a multi-tube ‘strand wick’ burner.

Boilers           : Internally fired, multi flue, superheated. with safety  valve.
                      : Built from copper and bronze, silver soldered throughout.
                      : Tested to 200psi  (13bar)
                      :   Max.allowable working pressure 100psi (6.86 bar)

Controls         : Regulator, blower,  pressure gauge and possible water gauge.
                      : Spirit valve in rear bunker
                      : Bypass valve on side tank for water pumps.

Cylinders      : Two,  Outside 14.3 mm dia x 25mm stroke  (9/16” x 63/64”)

Valvegear     : Slip eccentric, slide valve, between frames.

Lubrication  :  Displacement (Rosco) type with filler and drain.

Water feeds : Water carried in both side tanks
                      : Hand pump with bypass valve in side tank.
                     : Axle driven pump with its pipework, clack valve and boiler feed.

General         :  Loco suspension, buffers and coupling hooks sprung.
                    :  Wheels and axles are to Gauge One ‘Standard’ dimensions.