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3 inch scale Burrell traction engine - stock code 3192

A well-built 3 inch scale Burrell, built as one of a pair by a prolific model engineer who spent his working life in engineering.

Two-speed 6nhp agricultural traction engine, single cylinder with slide valve and Stephenson's reversing gear, pole reverser on footplate. Cylinder fitted with mechanical lubricator, draincocks and blower valve. Silver-soldered copper boiler by Bishop-Ellis, working pressure 100psi, feed by crankshaft pump and injector. The engine has a differential and winch with cable and fairleads mounted on the tender. A water lifter hose with strainer is included, slung on brackets on the tender.

The engine has lots of little details to make it easier to live with such as a bleed cock in the water pump plumbing and a quickly-detachable running board for cleaning the cladding beneath (you may have noticed the builder is a bit of a polish and Brasso man). It is fitted with an efficient and reliable pair of pop safety valves, rather than the original Burrell Ramsbottom type which are difficult to adjust and usually need a belt with the shovel to shut them - safety valve chimneys with a dummy bar and spring arrangement are fitted to preserve the original look.

Complete with a set of drawings.

Length 48 inches
Weight 250 pounds

scale 3 inch