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2 inch scale Ruston Proctor SD steam tractor - stock code 7142

We sold this one back in 2016 - it's recently come back in part exchange for a 5 inch gauge locomotive. Pictures opposite and words below are from 2016, condition is unchanged since we last sold it.

A well built model of a 3 ton Ruston Proctor SD tractor - had several of these in recent years, in 6 inch scale and full size, it's an attractive design.

This one was started back in the 1990s by a skilled man who kept notes and a photo log of the project as he went along, including hours he logged on various assemblies which makes for interesting reading.

He didn't live to see the fruits of his labours, the project was taken over in recent years and finished off, along with a driving truck to go with it. The engine has been steamed on a handful of occasions and successfully pulled its owner around the garden.

He had further work planned, including new boiler cladding for which the brass sheet and insulation material are included - the original cladding had to be stripped when he first bought the engine to allow an intial club twice working pressure test on the bare boiler.

Three shaft, two speed transmission, rubber tyres to road wheels, winch behind nearside rear wheel with fairleads on tender.

Complete with builder's notes, construction articles from "Model Engineer", firing irons and an un-fitted canopy.

scale 2 inch
length/inches 24
valve type slide
valve gear Stephensons
reverser type pole
governor type Watt
lubricator type mechanical
working pressure/psi 90
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered
fusible plug no
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type spring
mechanical pump 1
hand pump 1, fitted in driving truck
road speed(s) 2