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A Gas tank for the
Hornby Rocket Locomotive.
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BIX029
Boiler Pressure Regulator.
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"Dixie" 5" narrow gauge saddle tank locomotive.

 
     
 

"DIXIE" is a 5" narrow gauge saddle tank locomotive with open cab and foot-plate mounted coal bunkers and is based on the Kerr Stuart "Wren" class. These popular, diminutive but powerful locomotives were used widely in industry and because of this the well known and much travelled "PETER PAN", the equally well known "PIXIE" and "LORNA DOONE", a much worked engine, saved from the scrapmans' torch and now, thankfully, safely in preservation.

 
     
 

 
 

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Adding to the roll call of known survivors of this class of industrial engine, the Falklands conflict led to the surprise discovery and subsequent recovery of the remains of two 'early type' Wrens (works Nos. 2388 & 2392). These 2' gauge locos were shipped to the Falklands during the Great war of 1914-1918 to assist in the construction of a powerful radio transmitter.

The model features Slip eccentric valve gear fitted as standard with Hackworth valve gear available as an option. Other options available (see price list) are non working sandboxes, iron spoked wheels, brass top chimney, screw down brake, mechanical lubricator & injector.

 
     
 

All 5" steam locomotives are available as fully machined kits, painted kits or ready to run & can be built in 5" & 4" gauges.

 
     
 

Dixie, Swallow & Sapphire specification

 
  Gauge - 5"  
  Scale - 2" to 1ft (1:6)  
      1" to 1ft (1:12) Swallow  
  Boiler - Copper - Loco type  
  Tubes - Copper 17 x 7/16" (11mm)  
      x 10" (254mm)  
  Grate area - 11 square inches (70.96 sq cm)  
  Working pressure - 90 p.s.i. (6.2 bar)  
  Water feed - Hand & Crosshead pumps  
      Injector (Separate feed) optional  
  Cylinders - Cast gun metal  
  Cylinder bore - 1" (31.7mm)  
  Cylinder stroke - 1" (38mm)  
  Valve gear - Slip eccentric (Standard)  
    - Hackworth (Dixie/Sapphire optional)  
    - Walschaerts (Swallow/Sapphire optional)  
  Wheels - 4" (127mm) Driving  
  Wheelbase - 7" (177mm)  
  Braking - Screw down (Iron shoes) optional  
  Tank capacity - 4 pints (2.55 litres)  
  Length - 26" (660mm)  
  Width - 10" (254mm)  
  Height - 17" (431mm)  
      13" (330mm) Swallow  
  Weight - 60lbs (27kg)  
  Minimum curve - 8ft (2438mm)  
  Load - 6 adults on level track  
  Speed - 6 m.p.h. (9.6k.p.h.)  


 

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