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Brand: RegnerGauge: Adjustable 32mm /45mmScale: 7/8ths (1:13.7)Power: Gas fired live steam
Originally built in 1891 for the extensive 1' 10"gauge Guinness brewery one of a total of 18 using this design, she was eventually scrapped in 1954. Designed in house by the Chief Engineer at Guinness Samuel Geoghegan, who helped draw up plans for a tributary to the nearby canal as well as the narrow gauge network. The locos were successful and all but the first built at William Spence & Co a local foundry. They even had frames that the locos could be dropped into to work on the 5' 3". The wheels engaged with rollers in the frame and through a geared system drove the main wheels.
The model is available Ready To Run or as an easy to assemble kit. As with all Regner kits the bodywork is ready painted and preformed. Assembly requires basic skills with bolt together body parts and compression joints on the steam fittings. There will be a small amount of pipe bending to be done, but all the pipe work is annealed copper which is easily bent between your fingers.
The gas fired model is powered by a twin cylinder oscillating motor unit geared down for slow running with a working Jackshaft. It has a lever regulator, reverser, pressure gauge, water level gauge and a water top up valve.
The model is supplied with the Regner standard gas tank filler valve, the Ronson converted gas valve is offered as an extra.
The 1/2" & 3/4" Pressure gauges are for the ready to run models only. They are bottom entry and the 1/2" is nearer to scale. The Regner standard gauge is 23mm in diameter and rear entry so can appear bulky in an open cab.
1/2" Pressure Gauge 0-6bar or 0-80lb/in£38.00
3/4" Pressure Gauge 0-6bar or 1-80lb/in£33.00
Ronson Gas Tank Filler Valve Replacement£23.00
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