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4 inch scale Garrett agricultural engine - stock code 8710

A 4 inch scale Garrett traction engine, one of the larger agricultural engines we see in this scale.

Boiler was supplied new by Franklin & Bell in 2000. Club tested in April of this year, the engine has current certification for hydraulic and steam tests, with history going back to 2013, and original manufacturer's documentation for initial shell test and material specification.

The engine steams freely and runs well - there's a clip of it running in our yard on a rather wet day last week here.

Paintwork is good if rather grubby, there is some wear in the valve rod guide which will require rebushing at some stage.

Mechanical pump works, but is slow to pickup and feed.

The engine is on rubber tyres and comes with a box of bits including spark arrester, manhole gasket, oil and boiler water treatment and smokebox door maker's plate casting.

scale 4 inch
length/inches 72
width/inches 31
height/inches 46
weight/kg est 500
cylinder material cast iron
valve type slide
valve gear Stephensons
reverser type pole
governor type Pickering
lubricator type mechanical
injector(s) 1
boiler number FB369
year built 2000
boiler maker Franklin & Bell
CE mark n/a - pre-2002
working pressure/psi 120
boiler type locomotive
boiler material steel
boiler construction welded, expanded tubes
hydraulic test valid to 6-Apr-2021
steam test valid to 6-Jun-2020
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type Ramsbottom
mechanical pump 1
whistle yes
road speed(s) 2
differential yes