Aster gauge I live steam Maunsell's Southern King Arthur class 4-6-0 Sir Balin and tender No.768
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Aster gauge I live steam Maunsell's Southern King Arthur class 4-6-0 Sir Balin and tender No.768
Sold for £1,750 (US$ 2,720) inc. premium

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Aster gauge I live steam Maunsell's Southern King Arthur class 4-6-0 Sir Balin and tender No.768
Locomotive with details including two outside working cylinders with Walschaert's valve gear, screw reverser, piping, smoke deflectors, safety valve, blower valve, pressure gauge and water glass, whistle and other details, tender with water tank, steps and hand rails, finished in Southern green livery, (E) 60cm (23 1/2in) long.
FACTUAL NOTE: The Southern King Arthur class locomotives were built between 1925-27, the names chosen were all associated with the legends of King Arthur's Knights of the Round Table. Sir Balin was one of a batch of locomotives to by built in Glasgow, these engines were nicknamed the 'Scotch Arthurs'. The class was subjected to smoke deflection experiments in 1926 and became Britains first class of steam locomotives to be fitted with smoke deflectors. Sir Balin was in service from May 1925 until November 1961.
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