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Model Type General Purpose Traction Engine
Boiler Construction Welded Steel
Boiler Maker Gloucestershire Steam & Traction Co.
Design H. R. Plastow
Year 2005
Gears 2-speed
Fuel Coal
Reg. No. Q729 RFB
Condition Ready to go
Asking Price £7,995

A nicely presented example of the 3” scale Burrell to the design by H. R. Plastow. Built originally using a welded steel boiler which was commercially made by Gloucestershire Steam & Traction Co in 2005. Since build, it looks to have been used regularly and is a good example of the popular design.

Key Features:

  • Commercial, welded steel boiler dated from 2005 with historic boiler paperwork and boiler build paperwork.
  • Two-speed, single cylinder arrangement. A typical agricultural general purpose traction engine design.
  • Mechanical water pump and steam injector fitted for filling the boiler when in steam, as standard.
  • Steam whistle, dummy Pickering style governors (unfortunately, although fitted, these governors have been damaged at some point in their life so will need some attention), mechanical lubricator and locomotive type pressure release valves.
  • Mechanically, it has been machined and built to a good standard throughout. It looks to have been maintained well since build.
  • Painted nicely with lining in all of the usual places. It has been carried out to a high standard and generally looks smart! There are a few marks, typical of an engine of this age, but nothing which detracts from the overall appearance.
  • The wheels are fitted with metal strakes, typical of an agricultural traction engine.
  • It is registered for road use and has a current V5C and number plate.
  • Speak to us about boiler testing options for this example going forward.
  • To include a half-day tuition session, if requested by the buyer. 

Overall, a great engine which will provide hours of fun! 



For more information, please speak to Matt or Sean on 01392 833301 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.As with all our vehicles listed for sale, we recommend viewing in person where possible. Appointments are essential so ensure you book before travelling to us for a viewing. 

Please ask about our flexible part-exchange options. Delivery can be arranged to anywhere in the UK, and beyond, at buyer's expense.

Please note, these photos were taken prior to the engine going into our workshop and, as such, you may spot the odd fitting missing or not fitted correctly in the photos. Please rest assured these faults will be resolved shortly and that the engine will be in full working order by point of viewing. 


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