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Model Type General Purpose Traction Engine
Boiler Construction Welded Steel
Boiler Maker E. Tirrel for LSM
Gears Two Speed
Year 1992
Reg. No. Q843 VKE
Fuel Coal
Condition Ready to go
Asking Price SALE AGREED

Offered for sale on behalf of the owner we have this charming 4" Foster, built in 1992, of the extremely popular Live Steam Models design. These engines are well proportioned and under working conditions capable of pulling up to 7 tonnes! These models were based on the 7hp Foster, engine number 14422 of 1924.

Key Features:

  • Welded steel boiler (built by E. Tirrel for Live Steam Models) and includes a folder of historic boiler inspections up to the present day. Working pressure 120psi. Please speak to us about boiler testing options going forward.
  • Two-speed, single cylinder arrangement with slide valve actuated by Stephenson’s link. A typical agricultural general purpose traction engine design.
  • Mechanical water pump and steam injector fitted for filling the boiler when in steam, as standard.
  • Water lifter, Steam whistle, mechanical lubricator, and Ramsbottom safety valves.
  • Pickering Governor.
  • Winch with wire.
  • Mechanically, it has been machined and built to a good standard throughout.
  • Cosmetically, the paintwork is particularly good. There’s some presentable lining out throughout which gives it a nice look.
  • The engine is road registered, and the wheels are fitted with vulcanised tyres for a smooth and comfortable ride.
  • Includes riding seat.
  • Includes a half-day tuition session, if requested by the buyer. 

Overall, this is a nicely presented Foster; although one of the earlier built engines of its kind, is in a very good and presentable condition, ready and waiting for its new owner to enjoy for many more years to come.


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 miniature steam traction engines 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.



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MAVWe specialise in the sale of steam engines, both full-size and miniature, as well as the sale of classic motorcycles and cars. 

If you are looking to sell your steam engine or classic vehicle, we make both cash offers and sell on commission and we would be more than happy to discuss the sale of your vehicle with you. 


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