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2 inch scale Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies DCC traction engine - stock code 8296

A 2 inch scale model of a Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies double crank compound steam tractor - a rare thing, we can't recall having had one in before in this scale (or indeed any scale, come to think of it).

The engine is complete and turns over freely. Work is to a fairly pedestrian standard, the flywheel rubs on the inside of the back wheel, the water lifter hose brackets are held on with that worthy model engineering standby, Araldite.

Paintwork is a horrible colour, though quite well applied.

The canopy slots into four posts on the engine - it's not only quickly detachable when not in use, but the stanchions fold up like a deck chair for easy storage. Truly a solution looking for a problem...

scale 2 inch
length/inches 31
width/inches 11
height/inches 23
weight/kg est 50
cylinder material gunmetal
valve type slide
valve gear Stephensons
reverser type pole
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type spring
mechanical pump 1
road speed(s) 2