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3 inch scale Burrell agricultural engine with driving trolley - stock code 9616

An exceptionally well built 3 inch scale Burrell, the work of a highly skilled, award-winning model engineer. Completed in 1998, we bought it from the builder in 2004 - since then it's had one owner, a man who went on to build a 4 inch scale engine to the same design.

A retired professional engineer, the builder's other models included another 3 inch Burrell, a 3 inch scale Foden, pair of 1 1/2 inch scale Allchins, a superb 2 inch scale Burrell Gold Medal Showmans tractor (winner of the Aveling-Barford trophy at the Model Engineer Exhibition) and virtually everything from the Stuart Turner range, including their Major beam and triple expansion engines.

The engine remains in good mechanical order, it's had recent hydraulic and steam tests with new certification issued. The paintwork is bright and generally in good condition, although with some loss of paint to the inner rims of the rear wheels.

Complete with purpose built driving and passenger truck, 53L x 23W x 20H (to seat).

scale 3 inch
length/inches 45
width/inches 20
height/inches 29
wheel material steel
axlebox type plain bearing
cylinder material cast iron
valve type slide
valve gear Stephensons
reverser type pole
lubricator type mechanical
V5/registration number R731 BVS
injector(s) 1
boiler number RH158HY
year built 1998
boiler maker non-commercial
working pressure/psi 100
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered
hydraulic test valid to 6-May-2025
steam test valid to 14-Aug-2022
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type spring
mechanical pump 1
whistle yes
road speed(s) 2
differential yes