Pound £6,500 5” Gauge ‘Horwich Crab’ Wimborne Minster

Published date: August 20, 2019
Modified date: March 3, 2020
  • Location: Wimborne Minster, Dorset, United Kingdom

Horwich ‘Crab’ 2-6-0 Tender locomotive, built by a Rolls Royce engineer back in 1994. Locomotive and engine was purchased back in 2017. Whole engine and tender have been stripped down. New boiler built by Devon Boiler Works in 2018.

Current work undertaken - Chassis are all complete and running on air, tender/running boards/cladding stripped of paint, boiler, boiler cladding and regulator now assembled onto/into boiler. Boiler now in frames.

Everything is there to throw back onto the engine.

Work left to do on engine -
Paint cladding, fit boiler to frames properly, make new superheaters, fit pipe work in smoke box, fit all fittings/pipe work to backhead, paint tender/running boards etc.

Thanks for looking.

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