He bought this one last year, with the intention of re-engineering it to his requirements, then rallying it for a season. However, with the overhaul complete events then overtook him - we had a 7 1/4 inch narrow gauge locomotive come in recently that appealed to his inventive mind (we're already receiving pictures of its rebuild), so the Aveling came back to us.
So - recently outshopped from his works, a thoroughly sorted, fully overhauled Aveling tractor in excellent condition throughout. It's been intelligently modified to be, in our experience of these engines, better than new. Work carried out in the last 12 months includes:
Certainly the nicest one of these we've had in. The design makes for a free-steaming engine, quick on the road in high gear and comfortable to drive with rubber tyres on the engine and pneumatics on the driving truck.
|length/inches||46 + 54|
|cylinder material||cast iron|
|V5/registration number||NX12 GZP|
|boiler maker||Steam Technology Ltd|
|boiler construction||TIG welded|
|hydraulic test valid to||19-Aug-2022|
|steam test valid to||1-Nov-2019|
|safety valve type||spring|
|mechanical pump||1 x crankshaft + electric|