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3 inch scale Wallis & Steevens "Simplicity" steam roller - stock code 8836

We sold this one in June last year to an experienced model engineer who has worked on it - sufficiently for us to upgrade it from a "project" to "running restoration".

It's now got full club boiler certification, with hydraulic test until 2023 and steam test until August 2020. We've hydraulic tested the boiler again here, it's sound and warrantied as such. In steam the boiler feed pumps work well although the injector is fussy; safety valves open but don't shut reliably.

On the plus side, it runs nicely and rear wheels are rubber tyred, allowing for stealthy rolling.

A 3 inch scale Wallis & Steevens "Simplicity" steam roller, a nicely-built older model in good mechanical order, the boiler has had recent hydraulic test.

Based on the diminutive 3 ton roller built by the Basingstoke company, in 3 inch scale it's of compact size, easy to transport in a small hatchback. The roller is road registered with V5 document.

scale 3 inch
length/inches 38
width/inches 15
height/inches 25
cylinder material cast iron
valve type slide
valve gear Stephensons
reverser type pole
lubricator type mechanical
V5/registration number L86 SWU
injector(s) 1
boiler number 340434
year built 1997
boiler maker unknown
CE mark n/a - pre-2002
working pressure/psi 90
boiler type marine
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered
hydraulic test valid to 2/Aug/2023
steam test valid to 2/Aug/2020
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type spring
mechanical pump 1
hand pump 1
whistle yes
road speed(s) 1
differential yes