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Model Type General Purpose Traction Engine
Design Plastow
Boiler Maker Unknown
Boiler Material Steel
Year Unknown
Fuel Coal
Condition Project in virtually complete condition but unfinished with unknown boiler
New Asking Price £5,995

A project example of the popular 3” scale Burrell general purpose traction engine to the Plastow design.

A plain example of a popular miniature, this is a virtually complete miniature which needs work to be considered usable. The reason it has been listed as a project miniature is because the boiler is of welded steel construction and has an unknown history with no paperwork trail. This means our boiler inspector would not be able to carry out a boiler inspection on this one so it must be sold assuming the boiler is not in serviceable condition.

If the prospective buyer intended to replace the boiler rather than use the existing one, it should be relatively simple to source a replacement. We have managed to price this example to give the buyer plenty of budget allowing them to do so whilst taking on a project to get going with in the meantime.

From what we can tell, this engine was constructed to the Plastow design but never quite finished. It has obviously been steamed by previous owners but must only have been operated lightly as it was never fitted with cylinder drains, reversing lever notches or a gear selector pin. The motion looks generally acceptable and has no obvious wear. There is a gear cover missing on the near side under the flywheel which would typically be added to finish the build. There is evidence that the tender was never quite finished or has been dismantled for work as the water feed for the injector is not fully fitted.

Generally, the machining and fabricating work carried out in the original build was done so to a reasonably high standard. The wheels and general machining are good with attention to detail given where needed. It has strakes on the wheels which is perfect for off-road use and gives the engine an authentic appearance. The paintwork is generally plain but correct for the style and design.

Overall, we think this one is a worthwhile project 3” scale traction engine which is well worth working on and getting right. To find out more about any specifics, do feel free to contact us for further information.

New Asking Price - £5,995

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.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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