7 1/4″ Sweet William ‘Carolynne’
A fine example of the Sweet William design 0-4-0 loco with tender.
Excellent build quality with plenty of nice features makes this a desirable model:
Hand brakes on loco and tender
Air powered blower fitting
Steam operated cylinder drains
Mechanical and displacement lubricators
Storage boxes in tender for coal and tools
The boiler is the marine type (as per design prototype) and was commercially built in steel by renowned boiler maker by John Rex. Hydraulic and steam re-tests were completed in March 2020 so it is ready to run for the season.
Whilst the model has been here, the grate has been modified to make the loco a real easy-steamer along with new valves for the injector. The regulator has been refaced to give a tight seal and the springing and ride-height has been altered to give the correct valve events. This is very important on locos fitted with Hackworth valve gear. The return cranks have been reset and pinned into the correct position as well. All this tinkering has turned a nice model into a well performing engine.
The paint work is in good overall condition but there are signs of wear, in particular on the rear of the cab where climbing on and off the loco has worn away some paint in discreet areas! We didn’t feel this justfied a full repaint.
Shovel, poker and even a bunker full coal is included.
Delivery to you or your club is also available, just ask for a quote!
The Sweet William miniature locomotive, designed by a Jack Buckler of Leeds, is an 0-4-0 Narrow Gauge outline saddle tank locomotive with Hackworth valve gear. The design uses a marine type boiler and is popular amongst 7 1/4″ railway enthusiasts for its simplicity and reliability.