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4 inch scale Foster agricultural engine - stock code 7716

£14,950.00

We sold this one back at the beginning of 2015, it's recently arrived back from the family of the late owner. It's been through the workshop, boiler has been retubed, hydraulic and steam tested. Words below are from 2015, pictures were taken this afternoon.

A 4 inch scale Foster agricultural engine, to the popular Live Steam Models design. This engine has come from the son of the last owner, the engine was last used regularly nearly ten years ago.

Steel boiler with expanded tubes, 100psi working pressure, feed by mechanical pump and injector. Cast iron cylinder with slide valve actuated by Stephenson's gear, mechanical lubricator, governor. Two speed transmission with differential, winch mounted behind nearside rear wheel with fairleads on tender.

One of the most popular 4 inch scale engines we get in, Foster's have a well-deserved reputation for robust design and good performance - this one runs particularly well, even notched up, in both directions. There's a clip of it running here.

scale 4 inch
length/inches 79
width/inches 30
height/inches 45
weight/kg est 500
cylinder material cast iron
valve type slide
valve gear Stephensons
reverser type pole
lubricator type mechanical
injector(s) 1
boiler number 282
year built 1990
boiler maker unknown
CE mark n/a - pre-2002
working pressure/psi 100
boiler type locomotive
boiler material steel
boiler construction welded, expanded tubes
hydraulic test valid to 12-Nov-2019
steam test valid to 14-Jan-19
fusible plug no
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type Ramsbottom
mechanical pump 1
whistle yes
road speed(s) 2
differential yes