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6 inch scale Ruston Proctor SD steam tractor - stock code 8523

A finely built 6 inch scale Ruston Proctor SD 3 ton tractor, the work of a highly experienced engineer responsible for several top quality locomotives, including the 7 1/4 inch gauge GWR 14XX we sold back in 2016.

The engine is in excellent condition throughout - mechanically quiet, the steering light and silky smooth in operation; the rubber tyres show little sign of use, paintwork and lining are good.

The commercially built CE marked boiler, by Bell Boilers, was hydraulic and steam tested in March of this year, with cladding removed for inspection at that time.

A manageable size - not much longer than a 4 inch scale agricultural and weighing in at around half a ton - however the bigger scale makes for a tall engine. With a vintage cast iron seat which mounts on the tender, it's a very comfortable driving position, particularly for those with over-long (or under-flexible) legs.

Road registered with V5 document, the engine comes with firing irons, a box of tools, touch-up paint and spares including manhole gaskets and injectors, gaskets and a test gauge with blanking plate for hydraulic testing the boiler.

scale 6 inch & larger
length/inches 75
width/inches 30
height/inches 51
weight/kg 500
cylinder material cast iron
valve type slide
valve gear Stephensons
reverser type pole
lubricator type mechanical
injector(s) 1
boiler number 330
year built 2009
boiler maker Bell Boilers
CE mark yes
working pressure/psi 100
boiler type locomotive
boiler material steel
boiler construction welded, expanded tubes
hydraulic test valid to 29/Mar/2021
steam test valid to 28/Mar/2020
safety valve(s) 2
mechanical pump 1
whistle yes
road speed(s) 2
differential yes