GWR 5 Inch Prairie Tank

 

GWR 5 Inch Prairie Tank

 

This 5” gauge GWR prairie tank has been in a couple of times for remedial work.

GWR 5 Inch Prairie Tank

First of all, a repair to the rocking levers on one side, left the timing out. So this was corrected. New injector water valves fitted in an accessible place.  Finally a change to the draughting transformed the performance.

Second time around..

New pistons, rings and valves fitted. The original valves has rings on and where 10 thou too small. A good clean and the loco was returned to the owner.

 

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