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2″ Scale Fowler Traction Engine SOLD

Model Type General Purpose Traction Engine
Boiler Construction Copper
Design MJ Engineering
Boiler Maker Cheddar Models Ltd
Boiler Year 1998
Condition Ready to go with driving trolley
Asking Price SOLD

We are always delighted to have an example of the powerful and attractive 2″ scale Fowler from MJ Engineering in our showroom. This one comes complete with a nicely thought out, matching driving trolley so it is ready to drive!

The history of this one appears to date back to 1998 when it was assembled using a copper boiler from Cheddar Models Ltd. According to the paperwork, it started life green but looks to have been repainted in around 2009, at the same time as BH Leake fitted the vulcanised rubber tyres.

Key Features:

  • The copper boiler looks to have been supplied by commercial makers, Cheddar Models Ltd. We don’t typically instruct our inspector to carry out boiler tests on engines smaller than 3″ scale here with the normal scope of a sale however do feel free to speak to us about your boiler testing options. The paperwork includes a good number of historical boiler reports and old photographs of the engine.
  • A single-cylinder, 2-speed arrangement with a slide valve actuated by a Stephenson’s linkage.
  • Mechanical water pump and steam injector fitted for filling the boiler when in steam, as standard. The driving trolley is also fitted with a hand pump for direct feed to the boiler.
  • Steam whistle, mechanical lubricator, and pressure release valves, as expected. Also fitted with a set of dummy governors.
  • Well-built to a high standard throughout. We are always impressed by the appealing proportions of this design and how well they steam for the scale. There is minimal wear in the gears and motion work.
  • The paintwork is smart for 15 years old – the lining is hand painted and very complimentary of the black livery.
  • The wheels are fitted with vulcanised rubber tyres for use on hard ground. It is not registered for road use.
  • Includes a half-day tuition session, if requested by the buyer. 

Overall, a very smart little engine, modelled to high standard and a great outfit for use at home or on the rally field!


Warranty and Aftercare – All our ‘ready to go’ miniature steam traction engines include a 3-month warranty and a subsequent 33 months of technical support!

For more information, please speak to Matt on 01392 833301 or email [email protected]

As with all our miniature steam traction engines listed for sale, we recommend viewing in person where possible. Appointments are recommended so please try to contact us before travelling 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.

Height 23 3/4 inches
Width 14 1/2 inches
Length 35 inches
Weight (approx.) c. 70kg

Please note – dimensions and weights indicated above are approximate for guidance only. They exclude any easily removable components such as trailers, seats, spark arrestors etc and are supplied to give an indication of the storage or van space needed!

For Sale


Do you want to get involved in the world of steam? Are you considering buying a miniature steam engine? Are you stuck for a gift idea or are you simply looking for a good day out?

If so, we offer two different style days, tailored to suit your needs…

We offer a ‘Traction Engine Experience Day’, perfect as a gift and a fun day out learning a bit about what running a steam engine involves. We also offer a ‘Miniature Driving Lesson’ which is a half day course in the practical use of a scale traction engine.

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We specialise in the sale of steam engines and historic vehicles of all shapes and sizes! 

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

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Visit the official Berrybrook Steam & Classics online shop where we sell a range of steam-related products including gifts, parts and accessories for your miniature steam engine, gift vouchers for steam experience days and branded clothing!

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Our newest department is dedicated to supplying high-quality, brand new model and toy-sized steam engines, spares, accessories, gifts and more…

We are an official stockist for the complete range of Wilesco products which is sold from our Devon-based shop and is available to buy online.

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*We are occasionally open on some Saturdays by prior agreement only – please ring 01392 833301 on a normal working day to arrange a visit.

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