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3 inch scale Wallis & Steevens "Simplicity" steam roller - stock code 8543

An older example of Wallis & Steevens' wonderfully quirky "Simplicity" steam roller. The innovative Basingstoke company built a batch of twenty of these diminutive 3 ton, diagonal boilered machines in the 1920s, several of which survive in preservation.

This one came in recently along with a four inch scale "Little Samson" which we sold some years ago. Neither engine has been used in recent times.

scale 3 inch
length/inches 36
width/inches 15
height/inches 26
cylinder material cast iron
valve type slide
valve gear Stephensons
reverser type pole
lubricator type mechanical
boiler type marine
boiler material copper
safety valve(s) 2
mechanical pump 1
road speed(s) 1