Miniature Road Steam


NEW PRICE 3″ Scale Savage Universal Carrier S3724

Model Type Steam Wagon/Lorry
Boiler Construction Welded Steel
Design Little Samson Models
Boiler Maker Bell Boilers
Working Pressure 150 PSI
Boiler Year 2016
Condition Ready to go
New Asking Price £5,995

A pleasant steam lorry, offering a superb starting point for someone entering the hobby. Bought by us from the original builder, the Savage Universal Carrier is based on a lesser-known Savage design which was offered, in this scale, until recently as castings to be built from scratch by Little Samson Models. A relatively powerful model, in 3” scale, it offers the builder the opportunity to sit on and drive the miniature, rather than sitting behind it on a trailer.

Key Features:

  • The welded steel boiler was commercially made by Bell Boilers in 2016 and is accompanied by full documents. Although tested for the previous owner by their model engineering society to date, we would be happy to include a new commercial boiler inspection including a 10-yearly hydraulic test and 14 monthly in-steam/internal examination.  The paperwork also includes a set of drawings.
  • An under-type design with an unusual engine arrangement. It is a compound engine featuring a high-pressure piston-valve and low-pressure slide valve. It is a two-speed, chain drive to the rear axle through a gearbox. The gearbox also offers a neutral position.
  • Steam whistle, Foster-type mechanical lubricator, and loco-type pressure release valves, as expected.
  • Well-built to a good standard throughout. A remarkably unusual design which amazes us with its quirkiness and unique motion work.
  • The paintwork lets the build down a little. Although a reasonably prototypical, simplistic livery, it is not to everyone’s taste. It is generally presentable and offers the buyer to relatively simplistically make their mark on it!  
  • A flatbed with a box mounted to the rear. Also includes a driving seat.
  • The wheels are fitted with vulcanised tyres for a smooth and comfortable ride.
  • Includes a half-day tuition session, if requested by the buyer. 

Overall, we are impressed by this humble miniature. It offers a budget-friendly way of buying a more complicated engine.

Asking Price – £6,750

New Asking Price – £5,995

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 35 3/4 inches
Width 22 inches
Length 59 inches
Weight (approx.) tbc

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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The Berrybrook Blog

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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Our showrooms are open to anyone and you are more than welcome to pop in to say hello, regardless of whether a purchase is on your mind or not!

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

We are typically closed on Bank Holidays.

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