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4 inch scale Foster agricultural engine - stock code 8511

A 4 inch scale Foster agricultural engine, it's come to us from the family of the builder, unsteamed from new.

Boiler is welded steel with expanded tubes - it's had a twice working pressure shell test, with ultrasonic survey and internal inspection by camera.

The engine runs on air, eccentric sheaves have been made so that they can be adjusted without dismantling the straps.

The blower is currently plumbed into the valve chest cover - somewhat unsightly and not the ideal place to get steam for something you usually only want to use when the regulator's closed...

Road registered with V5, complete with driver's seat for the tender, set of drawings and photographs of the build.

scale 4 inch
length/inches 73
width/inches 30
height/inches 45
weight/kg est 440
cylinder material cast iron
valve type slide
valve gear Stephensons
reverser type pole
governor type Pickering
lubricator type mechanical
V5/registration number H312 POJ
injector(s) 1
boiler number 100/30
year built 1990
CE mark n/a - non-commercial
working pressure/psi 120
boiler type locomotive
boiler material steel
boiler construction welded, expanded tubes
hydraulic test valid to 2-Apr-2021
fusible plug yes
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type Ramsbottom
mechanical pump 1
whistle yes
road speed(s) 2
differential yes