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4 inch scale Ruston traction engine with trailer - stock code 2911

I sold this engine in the summer of 2007. It has just come back, having been steamed on a handful of occasions since - it looks pretty much the same now as it did then, these pictures date from 2007.

A complete rally outfit, comprising an exceptionally well made 4 inch scale Ruston traction engine with driving trolley, passenger trolley, tools, sacks of coal and kindling all housed in a new Ifor Williams trailer.

Steel boiler with expanded tubes, working pressure 150psi, feed by mechanical pump with bypass and injector. Cast iron cylinder, slide valve actuated by Stephenson's reversing gear with pole reverser on footplate. Mechanical lubricator. Two speed transmission, winch behind nearside rear wheel, rubber tyres.

The engine runs particularly well - it was last in the workshop in Spring when it came up for a boiler test - and is road registered. It is an easy setup to rally single-handed - the trailer is equipped with a winch, the engine is a manageable size at just under four feet long.

scale 4 inch