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4 inch scale overtype steam wagon - stock code 8767

A 4 inch scale Foden style overtype steam wagon, it's recently come in along with a "Pride of Penrhyn".

Boiler components were cut out and machined by the builder, before being welded together and hydraulic tested by well-known boilermaker Terry Statham of TRS Welding - it's complete with certification for material, welder and hydraulic test.

Unused for some years, it has recently had new rings fitted. Runs well forwards, somewhat reluctant going in reverse.

Transmission is by chain to a vintage gearbox tucked underneath the cab, thence by a second chain to the rear axle.

I can see potential in this one - despite some fairly agricultural engineering, overall proportions are representative of a Foden. Some new tinware for the bodywork, paint and a set of wheels would make a world of difference for modest outlay.

length/inches 100
width/inches 30
height/inches 36
cylinder material cast iron
valve type slide
valve gear Stephensons
reverser type pole
lubricator type displacement
boiler maker M Shemelds/T Statham
working pressure/psi 80
boiler type locomotive
boiler material steel
boiler construction welded, expanded tubes
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type spring
mechanical pump 1