Aster gauge I liver steam SBB A 3/5 4-6-0 4 cylinder Compound locomotive No.705 and bogie tender
Lot 229
Aster gauge I liver steam SBB A 3/5 4-6-0 4 cylinder Compound locomotive No.705 and bogie tender
Sold for £1,375 (US$ 2,141) inc. premium

Lot Details
Aster gauge I liver steam SBB A 3/5 4-6-0 4 cylinder Compound locomotive No.705 and bogie tender
The four cylinder locomotive with details including four working cylinders with Walschaert's valve gear with screw reverser, piping, safety valves, blower valve, pressure gauge, water gauge, check valve and by-pass valve and other details, tender with fuel tank, water tank and hand operated pump, finished in black livery, boxed with operating tools and instructions, (E) 59cm (23 1/4in) long.
FACTUAL NOTE: These Swiss A 3/5 locomotives where built between 1902 - 1909 by SLM (Swiss Locomotive Works) to a design originated by Jura-Simplon Railway. These popular engines were designed to haul trains of 300 tonnes up 1 in 100 gradients at a steady 50 km/h but were able to maintain the same performance with trains up to 400 tonnes in weight. Engine No.705 was withdrawn from service in 1953 and is maintained in working order for hauling special trains.
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