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Model Type General Purpose Traction Engine
Boiler Construction Welded Steel
Design H. R. Plastow
Year 1984
Gears 2-speed
Fuel Coal
Condition Needs replacement boiler/boiler work
Asking Price SOLD

A project example of the popular 4 ½” scale Burrell to the design by H. R. Plastow. It has recently had the boiler described as being too thin by the inspector so is looking for a home to have the work carried out and it returned to full working order.

Unfortunately, parts of the firebox were found to be too thin to allow the engine to be used safely. At this point, no further issues were identified specifically but the assumption on this scale typically is that it would require a replacement boiler or, as a minimum, extensive boiler works. As such, we are advertising it for sale as a project miniature needing the stated works, including its historic paperwork. Being built originally in 1984 and used regularly ever since, it is unsurprising to have become too thin to operate and it is not a reflection of poor maintenance generally.

The boiler failure is a real shame as mechanically, and cosmetically, it is really a rather nice example. The motion has been maintained diligently and is in good order. Likewise, the paint throughout is good. As with any project like this, you never know what you will find when you start dismantling it but, as far as we can tell (and obviously without being able to steam it) it is a nice example. It is built to the typical Plastow design, that being a single cylinder, 2-speed general purpose traction engine. The cylinder block is fitted with dummy Pickering style governors and a steam whistle. As standard, the engine is fitted with a mechanical water pump and steam injector for raising the water level in the boiler. The attention to detail is remarkable and it is full of the character often found in these slightly earlier miniatures.

As some added bonuses, it is fitted with rubber tyres and registered for road use.

Generally, a very worthwhile project which will give the buyer an opportunity to give this superbly built miniature Burrell a new lease of life.

SOLD

 

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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