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6 inch scale freelance traction engine - stock code 1839

Freelance design single-speed traction engine, nicely proportioned and weighing around 1 ton in working order. Single cylinder with mechanical lubricator. Boiler feed by crankshaft driven pump - the backhead is plumbed with valves for an injector and water lifter, neither of which are fitted but could easily be added. Drive from crankshaft to axle is by dog-clutch and chain - it looks feasible to convert this to all gear drive if desired.

The engine was rallied until last year. It now requires retubing - a new set of tubes are supplied (with paperwork). The motion work is complete but worn with play in the eccentric straps and a little in the expansion link and pins.

Length 96 inches
Weight 20 cwt

scale 6 inch & larger