A well-built 4 inch scale Foster agricultural engine to the Live Steam Models design, completed in 1990 and in good condition.
Professionally-built steel boiler, expanded tubes, fusible plug, feed by injector and mechanical pump with bypass. Single cylinder with slide valve actuated by Stephenson's valve gear with pole reverser. Four shaft, two speed transmission, winch behind nearside rear wheel with fairleads on tender. Rubber tyres bonded to steel bands fastened over strakes, as per fullsize practice.
The Foster is a popular design, it builds up into a large, strong engine that is easy to fire and drive. This one is no exception, it steams and drives very nicely. The gearing is quiet which, combined with the rubber tyres, makes for a comfortable ride on the road.
Length 72 inches