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3″ Scale Burrell Traction Engine SOLD

Model TypeTraction Engine
Boiler ConstructionCopper
Boiler MakerDevon Steam Boilers
YearEngine 1985, boiler replaced 2014
ConditionReady to go – virtually unsteamed since new boiler
Asking PriceSOLD

For sale we have this Burrell built to the ever-popular Plastow design. This engine has a virtually new copper boiler which was professionally fitted around 8 years ago. Since this fitment, it has very rarely been steamed. The paint was also replenished at that time so today is presented as a very fresh 3″ scale Burrell in very good condition!

Key Features:

  • Copper boiler made in 2014 by Devon Steam Boilers, with an historical paperwork and boiler tests included. Please speak to us about boiler testing options going forward.
  • Working pressure 100 PSI.
  • Two-speed, single cylinder arrangement with Stephenson’s valve gear.
  • Mechanical water pump and injector fitted for filling the boiler when in steam, as standard. It is also fitted with a handpump.
  • Mechanical lubricator, Plastow-style whistle, Pickering-style governors and Ramsbottom type pressure release valves.
  • Mechanically, the engine has been built and maintained to a high standard. It is showing little signs of wear and looks to have been maintained well through its life.
  • Cosmetically, the paintwork is really eye-catching and sets this miniature apart as being something a little special. It is nicely done throughout, with fine attention to detail, reflective of the fresh boiler inside!
  • The wheels are mounted on rubber tyres for a smooth ride on hard ground!

Overall, a very nicely presented 3″ scale Burrell traction engine!


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!

We always encourage prospective buyers to view vehicles and steam engines in person prior to purchase. This engine is advertised for sale by Berrybrook Steam & Classics on behalf of the owner and seller.

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.

Height29 3/4 inches
Width20 inches
Length46 inches

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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Milbury Model Company

We are delighted to announce the launch of our brand new partner website, the Milbury Model Company!

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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Looking to find out more about the preservation movement, traction engines, historic vehicles or our heritage?

The Berrybrook Blog visits a range of topics to interest all readers!

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We can help you sell…

We specialise in selling 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.

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