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3″ Scale Marshall S-Type Traction Engine SALE AGREED

Model TypeTraction Engine
Boiler MakerR. Wiggin (Non-commercial)
Boiler ConstructionCopper, to a high standard
Boiler Year1992
ConditionReady to go

We are delighted to offer for sale this beautifully modelled 3″ scale Marshall S-Type traction engine. Built in the 1990s by an experienced model engineer, nothing has been left to chance on this one with care taken on every detail.

Key Features:

                – The boiler was non-commercially made by a superb engineer in around 1992. It is a copper boiler which has been constructed as per Marshall’s original design including the correct patent firebox pressings! It is accompanied by a folder of notes and drawings, previous boiler inspections and an album of original build photos. Please speak to us about boiler testing options going forward.

                – Based on the unusual Marshall S-Type ‘convertible’ traction engine.

                – Two-speed, single cylinder arrangement with a piston valve actuated by Marshall’s S-Type valve gear.

                – Mechanical water pump and steam injector fitted for filling the boiler when in steam, as standard.

                – Marshall-style Steam whistle, Marshall-style mechanical lubricator, and Ramsbottom-type pressure release valves, all to high standard and nicely modelled.

                – Very well-built to a high standard throughout. Whilst it was clearly enjoyed in steam for a number of years, it has been well maintained. What truly sets this one apart is the attention to detail in the build, right down to the correct lamps and Marshall-style fittings throughout.

                – The paintwork is beautifully done with traction engine style weathering after being enjoyed. It allows this one to look like a real              traction engine, straight from the fields, which has simply been shrunk!

                – The wheels are on original style metal strakes as per the original drawings.

                – Not registered for road use.

                – Includes a half-day tuition session, if requested by the buyer.

Overall, a superb miniature which is real tribute to the Marshall design!


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

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.

Height32 1/2 inches
Width20 inches
Length49 inches
Weight (approx.)200kg

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 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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