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Stevens Model Dockyard Locomotive
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 8:49 pm    Post subject: Stevens Model Dockyard Locomotive Reply with quote

Although a little late for my Birthday, this is the present I bought for myself, A stevens Model Dockyard 'Large dribbler' Locomotive built in 1890. The loco measures 20 inches long by 7 inches wide and is 4 1/2 inch gauge. origanlly it was coal fired but at some time it was converted to burn meths, the fire crate was removed and a meths burner put in its place. It is filled with features, including a lever type safety valve, water level gauge, whistle, firedoor, water gauge tapes and forward/reversing gear. The smoke box door opens to reveal the water tube boiler, steam line and exhaust pipes. A fully working regulator is also fitted. The twin cylinders are double acting made from cast metal and fitted with working crossheads The buffers are spring loaded.
Retailed in 1890 for 25.00 it could also be purchased with a tender, the whole loco measuring over 30 inches long. Like all dribbler locos it could be run on the ground without track.
I am very very pleased with it, although I will not fire it up, it's only for display now
Now all I need is some SMD track!!




Sitting in the late evening sun




The smoke box door open showing the water tube boiler and steam lines


One very happy Steamman     !!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good heavens, that is SO nice ... now I want one too!

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PS: you know you want to fire it ...go on then
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW steamman that is one big LOCO and what a great pressie to yourself .. Well Done Great Buy..
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, it's huge!

A toy for the rich at 25 pounds in 1890.  
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats a truly lovely thing mate.  Can i ask , how do you know its by Stevens and also how do you know it cost 25 ??

Cheers Sandy.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

  That's big and beautiful.  
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thatis stunning.
I would too be smiling if I had that.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

what an amazing engine! you truly buy only the best when it comes to toy steam.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 1:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Incredible condition and truly a lot of WOW factor to such a big beast and all in brass.  Yikes!!!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 5:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am glad for having had the opportunity of admiring such a lovely specimen.
Thank you.
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Not much else to be said, it is beautiful, something to be proud of.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Man, where do you get these engines from?  

They sure knew how to make nice locos back then  
Great thing to have!

Did you tested it on air?
(Maybe you want to make a rolling stand for display/running purpose?)
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow what a beauty!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is FANTASTIC!!!!!
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