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2 inch scale Fowler DCC Road Loco - stock code 8211

A well-built 2 inch scale Fowler DCC road locomotive - more usually seen in flamboyant Showmans form, to my eyes the half canopy and understated Fowler black livery make for a more quietly impressive engine.


The work of a highly experienced engineer who, in retirement has built a wide variety of stationary engines, locomotives and traction engines. Now well into his nineties, he continues to develop designs for, and build, small steam pumps which occupy most flat surfaces in his sitting room!


Unused in some years, we've steamed the engine following boiler test in the works. The boiler, by Cheddar, is in good condition, the engine runs well forwards, not so good in reverse. Safety valves accumulate and will require servicing before further use.


Rather grubby, with a used patina to the paintwork, however underneath there is a finely made engine.
scale 2 inch
length/inches 41
width/inches 14
height/inches 21
cylinder material cast iron
valve type slide
valve gear Stephensons
reverser type pole
lubricator type mechanical
boiler number 994-4-86
year built 1994
boiler maker Cheddar Boilers
CE mark n/a - pre-2002
working pressure/psi 80
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered
hydraulic test valid to 31-Oct-2022
fusible plug no
safety valve(s) 2
mechanical pump 1
hand pump 1
road speed(s) 3
differential yes