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2 inch scale Burrell Gold Medal Showmans tractor - stock code 8299

We sold this one back in 2019, it's recently come back as part of a large collection of engines from the later owner's estate. It's in much the same condition now as two years ago, apart from missing a small piece of wood from one foot of the base and the dynamo belt. Pictures opposite and words below are from the last time it was here.

When we first bought the engine it came with its original shell test certificate dated 11-August-2011. The certificate is now missing - not that uncommon in this situation - however we would warranty the boiler as sound, capable of passing a hydraulic test in future if required.

A 2 inch scale Burrell Gold Medal steam tractor, built to the MJ Engineering design by a highly experienced model engineer, the man responsible for, amongst other things, the Triple Expansion engine and McOnie oscillating engine recently listed.

The boiler was inspected during build and subsequently hydraulic tested at 240psi for 120psi working by the builder's club when completed, with certification issued for same.

Run on air during build to check valve setting, the engine remains unsteamed and in as-new condition. Since completion it has been kept for display in the builder's house on its purpose built wooden display stand.

Canopy lights are wired to battery boxes stored in the base, with slider switches for each side and front set of lights.

scale 2 inch
length/inches 30
width/inches 12
height/inches 20
weight/kg est 60
cylinder material gunmetal
valve type slide
valve gear Stephensons
reverser type pole
governor type Pickering
lubricator type mechanical
injector(s) 1
boiler number 526-SF-116319
year built 2011
boiler maker L Emerson
CE mark n/a - non-commercial
working pressure/psi 120
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type Ramsbottom
mechanical pump 1
whistle yes
road speed(s) 2
differential yes