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The right side picture shows addition of pressure gauge and feedwater return.
History: One of the oldest working steam locomotives in the world is the 0-4-2 LION, which was built in 1838 by Todd, Kitson & Laird of Leeds for the Liverpool and Manchester Railway. Twenty one years later. it was sold to Mersey Docks along with other pld engines and used for the next seventy years as a stationary pumping engine. The LION was forgotten until accidentally re-discovered in 1927. The engine was rescued and taken to the Crewe Works of the London Midland & Scottish Railway where it was overhauled and restored to its original condition as a working steam locomotive. Since then it has taken part in various Railway anniversary celebrations and has also appeared in Movies. Toaday it resides in the Transportation Museum at Albert Dock, in Liverpool. Our model of this historic locomotive is available in as now preserved condition in green with black lining or as used in the Movie "The Titfield Thunderbolt" with red side frames. This model is specially designed to introduce beginners to the fascinating hobby of working Gauge One live steam locomotives but will also appeal to the experienced live steamer.
The LION preserved in a unknown location in the UK
These are the very last of the production. Specially equipped with axle pump, by pass valve and pressure gauge by Aster Co. Japan.
Titfield Thunderbolt / L&M LION
Above RH picture show the special additions of by pass valve and axle pump.