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4 inch scale Savage "Little Samson" traction engine - stock code 8524

We bought this one from the builder brand new and unsteamed in 2015, a beautifully built engine by a highly experienced engineer. It's recently arrived back with us, having been steamed on a handful of occasions in the intervening years. It remains in excellent condition - words below are from 2015, the pictures opposite were taken in our yard this morning.

A brand new, unsteamed Savage "Little Samson" traction engine, the work of a talented engineer - we had his 3 inch scale Little Samson and Savage "Universal Carrier" steam wagon in years gone by, all built to the same, impeccable standard.

I won't ramble on about this one, save to say that the boiler is by Bell Boilers - all welded with expanded tubes - the rest is down to the builder.

The pictures tell the story more eloquently than I can, although look out for neat details like the lubricators - fitted to just about everything that moves - and injector pressure gauge.

scale 4 inch
length/inches 60
width/inches 24
height/inches 39
cylinder material cast iron
valve type slide
valve gear Stephensons
reverser type pole
lubricator type mechanical
injector(s) 1
boiler number BB410
year built 2012
boiler maker Bell Boilers
CE mark yes
working pressure/psi 125
boiler type locomotive
boiler material steel
boiler construction welded, expanded tubes
hydraulic test valid to 4/Feb/2022
fusible plug yes
safety valve(s) 2
safety valve type spring
mechanical pump 1