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3 inch scale Burrell 6nhp agricultural engine - stock code 7071

A new, unsteamed 3 inch scale 6nhp Burrell agricultural to the Plastow design. The work of an experienced engineer, now in his eighth decade - we've had many of his engines over the years, from gauge 1 locomotives through stationary engines to a variety of traction engines in all scales.

The last new 3 inch Burrell we had from this builder was back in 2003 - there are pictures of it in the archive here. This one runs on air well, fit and finish of machined parts is good, there is some minor surface rust from storage, the bright steel parts would burnish up again easily. Boiler is not so good - holds pressure on hydraulic fine, however weld preparation and penetration in the firebox is not up to standard.

Single cylinder engine, slide valve actuated by Stephenson's valve gear. Mechanical lubricator, Pickering type governor, hand operated drain cocks. Welded steel boiler with expanded tubes fed by crankshaft-mounted pump and injector. Water tank in tender with steam water lifter. Two speed transmission with band brake fitted to second shaft and differential behind the nearside rear wheel. Winch with steel rope and fairleads mounted to rear of tender.

Length 48 inches
Weight 250 pounds

scale 3 inch