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

 
     
  W.G. Bagnall Ltd commenced trading as a locomotive works in the year 1887. Noted for their enormous diversity of finished products, it wasn't until 1891 when Ernest Baguley was engaged as works manager that a production system was introduced. Baguley designed a Standard range of locomotive types which characterised Bagnall from that time forward.  
  These locomotives were the familiar narrow gauge saddle tanks so popular with small contractors and the type that Sapphire is based upon.  
     
 

 
     
 

Sapphire features a "round top" saddle tank, brass filler, full cab and bunkers with circular brass window frames, handrails and cab mounted whistle. Slip eccentric valve gear is fitted as standard with optional Hackworth or Walschaerts valve gear.

 
     
 

Other options available (see price list) are iron spoked wheels, brass top chimney, screw down brake, mechanical lubricator, injector and tender.

 
     
  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


 

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