Pound £1,995 Sweet Violet Leeds

Published date: June 21, 2021
  • Location: Churwell, Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Sweet Violet - 3 1/2" Gauge Live Steam Locomotive

This is the smaller version of Jack Buckler's 5" gauge 'Sweet Pea' design.

Built by a model engineer and (nearly) completed by me (not a model engineer!), the loco requires it’s valvegear sorting by someone who knows what they’re doing with Hackworth. Boiler (Blackgates copper 2010) has a current hydraulic certificate and has been bench steamed just twice. Injector and hand pump are provided, injector water feed option from saddle tank or riding car tank, automatic draincocks, twin gauge glasses, saddle tank water lever gauge, twin displacement lubricators. Something a bit 'different’.

The sale includes a full set of drawings, original boiler certification and current boiler hydraulic test certificate (valid to March 2023).

Please note that this loco is effectively brand new but will require the valvegear set and timed, so this is NOT for someone without the skill, knowledge or contacts to get it sorted.

I strongly recommend that the loco be viewed and inspected prior to purchase. This may be done at my club premises in Leeds by prior arrangement, please get in touch - 07931 739451.

I have a compatible 5" gauge riding car with water tank, available by separate negotiation.

Collection only and either cash or BACS transfer please!


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