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3 inch scale Burrell traction engine - stock code 1624

A well-made example of a Burrell agricultural traction engine in 3 inch scale to the popular H.R.Plastow design, in good running order although requiring minor work including paint work (the engine was only ever finished in primer), a drain cock operating rod, the supplied injector fitting and some oiler lids. The engine was built some years ago and then had very little use, spending most of its life stored in the owner's dining room. The cylinder, motion work and gears are all in excellent, unworn condition - we have run this engine round the garden and it goes very well.

Professionally-built coal-fired copper boiler, silver-soldered throughout, boiler feed by mechanical pump driven from crankshaft.

The engine drives through a two speed transmission with differential. There is a powerful band brake fitted on the offside third shaft and winch behind the nearside rear wheel. The straked wheels are particularly effective over soft ground and the engine comfortably pulls its driver and a couple of boys!

The engine is fitted with a mechanical lubricator and governor - most of the plumbing is in place to fit the injector (water tap, boiler clack valve).

In three inch scale the engine is a very practical size for transporting around for club events and rallies. It is 44 inches long, 29 inches to the top of the chimney and weighs around 300 pounds. It fits into the back of an estate car and can be comfortably loaded single-handed using ramps.

Length 48 inches
Weight 300 pounds

scale 3 inch