Sold April 2019 Back to Archive

1 1/2 inch scale Allchin traction engine "Royal Chester" - stock code 7988

We sold this one to a local customer who takes high quality traction engines from us regularly - so regularly that, with a modest-sized house, one has to come back now and then.

It's been display in his office during his ownership, condition now is unchanged from when the pictures opposite were taken last time it was here.

A finely made 1 1/2 inch scale Allchin traction engine to the "Royal Chester" design, unsteamed from new.

Fit and finish of the motionwork is very good, it turns over smoothly and runs well on air. The model is nicely painted in the authentic Royal Chester Agricultural Show finish applied to the prototype engine; it remains in ex-works condition.

scale 1 1/2 inch & smaller
length/inches 27
width/inches 12
height/inches 18
weight/kg 30
cylinder material cast iron
valve type slide
valve gear Stephensons
reverser type pole
governor type Pickering
lubricator type mechanical
injector(s) 1
CE mark n/a - non-commercial
working pressure/psi 90
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type Ramsbottom
mechanical pump 1
road speed(s) 2
differential yes