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4 inch part-built Ruston tractor - stock code 2353

A 4 inch scale Ruston tractor to the Bill Newcombe design, comprising:

Steel boiler with expanded in steel tubes, smokebox and perch bracket fitted
Machined crankshaft with finished sliding pinion fitted
Part-machined connecting rod
Finished hornplates with bearings fitted
Set of built-up wheels
Complete set of castings
New fittings including steam valves, drain cocks, whistle, water lifter, water gauge fittings, tender water filter
Set of piston rings and cylinder liner
Laser cut gear selectors
Mechanical lubricator, ready to fit

Set of drawings

This design builds up into a small, easily-handled 4 inch scale engine, similar in length to a 3 inch scale engine, although higher and heavier, with a corresponding increase in power.

Saturday 2nd October - I've just tripped over another box of bits for this engine comprising:

Pair formed tender plates
Front axle, fitted to perch bracket
Machined flywheel
Steering shaft and worm wheel
Smokebox door with hinge pin
Rear axle

Overall length 47 inches (when complete)
Rear wheel 16 inch diameter
Flywheel 10 inch diameter
Weight complete approx 400 pounds

scale 4 inch