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3 inch scale Burrell agricultural engine - stock code 8643

A finely made 3 inch scale Burrell agricultural engine, the work of a highly capable engineer responsible for several locomotives and traction engines, including a "Metre Maid", "Simplex", "Rob Roy" and Allchin which all came in recently.

Completed some years ago, the engine remains unsteamed from new.

The silver soldered copper boiler is made to a good standard, we have removed the cladding and conducted a twice working pressure hydraulic test with certificate issued for same.

Machining is to a good standard throughout, there is light surface rusting on some of the steel parts which will come off easily with Scotchbrite.

As always with particularly well-built models it's the details that stand out: studs all equal lengths, with the same amount of thread showing beyond their nuts; the valve chest provided with a pair of jacking holes to remove it without damaging the joint faces; the neatly fitted and clipped pipes from draincocks and crosshead tray.

The engine will require some dismantling for painting, with the potential to make a fine example of this popular design.

scale 3 inch
length/inches 45
width/inches 20
height/inches 29
valve gear Stephensons
reverser type pole
governor type Pickering
lubricator type mechanical
injector(s) 1
CE mark n/a - non-commercial
working pressure/psi 100
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver-soldered
hydraulic test valid to 7-Jul-2023
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type Ramsbottom
mechanical pump 1
whistle yes
road speed(s) 2