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3 inch scale Foden wagon - stock code 2060

Three speed Foden compound steam wagon, to the Trevor Morris design serialised in "Model Engineer".

Steel boiler by Franklin & Bell with copper tubes expanded in. Fed by handpump and 2:1 geared plunger pump, driven from behind the flywheel. 150 psi working pressure. Compound engine with Stephenson's valve gear, displacement lubricator. Three speed transmission, geared primary with chain drive to rear axle containing differential. There are a pair of powerful drum brakes mounted in the rear wheels, operated by a cab-mounted foot pedal.

The engine was first run in 1997 and has been little steamed, most of its running has been on air for demonstration purposes. It has a new 250 psi hydraulic test certificate, the boiler is in as-new condition. The engine runs well on air and we have steamed it on a couple of occasions, but the wagon requires some finishing off, general fettling and the bodywork requires painting and signwriting.

It is complete with an articulated trailer with removeable sit-astride seat. The whole outfit is housed in a road trailer with winch for loading and completely removable box top with tonneau cover.

Length overall 96 inches
Weight approximately 400 pounds

scale 3 inch