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3 inch scale Suffolk Dredging tractor - stock code 7442

John Haining's ingenious rendition of Savage's "Suffolk" dredging tractor in 3 inch scale, one of the designs lost to preservation.

A thoroughly reliable designer, responsible for the 2 inch scale Fowler ploughing engines - both single cylinder and compounds - as well as the Durham & North Yorkshire engine and several others, he hadn't lost his touch when it came to the Suffolk.

Whilst of unconventional appearance, they do go well, the engine is well matched to the boiler and the thing has enough size and weight to make a decent entry-level rallying engine.

Silver soldered copper water tube boiler, feed by mechanical pump and injector. Twin cylinder double high engine with Stephenson's reversing gear - cast iron cylinders with slide valves, mechanical lubricator.

Complete with a driving truck with space for a small passenger.

scale 3 inch
length/inches 40
weight/kg est 140
injector(s) 1
boiler number N36-80-21-98
CE mark n/a - non-commercial
working pressure/psi 80
boiler type water tube
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered
fusible plug no
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type spring
mechanical pump 1
whistle yes