A friend of mine has recently bought a locomotive but we can't find the serial number mentioned on the certificate. We haven't started stipping the cladding off.
The certificate number begins with N57, and after a bit of research I've found a few online beginning with that number.
Was that number from a specific boiler maker or associated with a specific club? It seems to mainly be on older locomotives. I figure if we can find out who made it we can work out where they tended to be stamped.
Thanks for any help you are able to give.
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Jon That sounds like a Northern Association Boiler number, N57 means it was built by someone who was a member of the Southport Model Engineers. There should be several other numbers following which as a minimum show the boiler pressure and the club issued identification. As has been said the number is normally close to the foundation ring.
I'm a member of ADMES the Andover & District Model Engineering Society