7.25inch LSWR Adams T3 Class 4-4-0
7.25inch Gauge LSWR Adams T3 Class 4-4-0 with tender.
Newly finished in 2018 with less than a dozen steamings under its belt. Based on the well proven Radial Tank design marketed by Reeves, the builder has spent most of this running season working out the common niggles any new build loco suffers resulting in a reliable and surprisingly powerful engine. The loco is finished in LSWR livery.
Two cylinder loco with Stephenson’s valve gear. Mechanical lubrication. Professionally built Steel boiler with full boiler certs both initial hydraulic steam tests dated June 2018. A set of the loco drawings included in the sale.
Considering the price, this is a star buy for anybody wanting to get into the 7.25 standard gauge hobby without having to spend £20k!
The LSWR T3 class was a class of express passenger 4-4-0 locos designed for the London South Western Railway by William Adams. Twenty were constructed between 1892–1893. All passed to theSoutehern Railway in the 1923 grouping. Withdrawals started in 1930, and by the end of 1933 only three remained. No. 557 went in 1936, 571 in 1943, and the last, 563 was retired in August 1945 and set aside for preservation.