Sold April 2012 Back to Archive

1 1/2 inch scale Allchin traction engine - stock code 5376

I sold this one earlier in the year, it's recently come back with the owner downsizing to a 1 inch scale engine. Pictures are from April of this year, it hasn't been run in the meantime.

A well-made example of Bill Hughes' highly detailed "Royal Chester" design. The engine hasn't been steamed for many years, the previous owner and hish daughter rallied it extensively in company with a 2 inch scale Fowler Showmans engine of similar quality. Complete with a sturdily-constructed travelling box, beautifully-made set of tools, oil cans and shovel and with sufficient brass rally plaques that you could weigh them in and retire on the proceeds.

The engine turns over freely and runs well on air.

scale 1 1/2 inch & smaller