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4 1/2 inch scale Burrell agricultural - stock code 3682

A 4 1/2 inch scale Burrell traction engine, built to the Plastow design.

Steel boiler by TRS, December 1998, expanded tubes, working pressure 100psi, feed by injector and mechanical pump. Single cylinder with slide valve actuated by Stephenson's gear with pole reverser. Mechanical lubricator. Two road speeds with differential and winch drum behind nearside wheel, fairleads on tender. Water lifter with hose mounted on offside.

The engine runs well and clips along on the road in fine style, rubber tyres making the ride considerably more comfortable than strakes. The engine is road-registered and complete with a large, pneumatic-tyres passenger trolley (which I completely forgot to photograph yesterday - it's about four feet long).

There's a clip of it running about on a fine, sunny Lincolnshire afternoon here. (A high resolution clip, no less - first one, I hope it was worth the hour upload time!).

Length 72 inches
Height (to chimney) 46 inches
Rear wheel 26 inch diameter over tyre
Weight approx 1/2 ton

scale 4 inch