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1 1/2 inch scale freelance four shaft traction engine - stock code 8265

An interesting scratch-built four shaft agricultural engine of freelance design.

The engine is well built and of good proportions - overall slightly larger than a 1 1/2 inch scale Allchin at just under 30 inches long - other than the flywheel which is too large and heavy for the engine.

Replacement would be an easy job, something thinner in the rim and spokes would be much more in keeping with the rest of the engine - I'd be tempted to use the Allchin flywheel casting

scale 1 1/2 inch & smaller
length/inches 29 1/2
width/inches 14
height/inches 21
valve type slide
valve gear Stephensons
reverser type pole
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type Ramsbottom
mechanical pump 1
whistle yes
road speed(s) 2