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3 inch scale Burrell agricultural engine - stock code 8769

We sold this 3 inch scale Burrell to a local engineer back in 2012 - an interesting man of eclectic tastes, his interests range from model aircraft and machine tools to locomotives and vintage tractors.

Unused for some years, it's recently come back as part of a complicated engine exchange involving 3 and 4 inch Burrells, two steam wagons, and a 1925 Ruston & Hornsby 7hp engine (destined for our engine shed where it will be used to run line-shafting for the vintage Pittler lathe and Selig Sonnenthal drilling machine).

The Burrell is a particularly well-built example - fit and finish of motionwork is very good, eccentric straps and main bearing caps all locknutted and pinned.

Road wheels have rubber tyres on steel bands fitted over strakes.

Boiler is copper, silver soldered, commercially built by Bishop-Richardson. On hydraulic test it looks structurally sound, however there are two small but persistent drips on the foundation ring which will require attention either by plugging or soldering.

scale 3 inch
length/inches 48
width/inches 20 1/2
height/inches 29 1/2
cylinder material cast iron
valve type slide
valve gear Stephensons
reverser type pole
governor type Pickering
lubricator type mechanical
injector(s) 1
boiler number LEJ39 N142
year built 1987
boiler maker Bishop-Richardson
CE mark n/a - pre-2002
working pressure/psi 100
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type Ramsbottom
mechanical pump 1
whistle yes
road speed(s) 2