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4″ Scale Burrell Traction Engine SO656

Model Type General Purpose Traction Engine
Boiler Construction Welded Steel
Design Steam Traction World
Boiler Maker Steam Traction World
Boiler Year 2018
Condition Ready to go – hardly steamed
Asking Price £18,995

An example of the very popular 4″ scale Burrell single cylinder traction engine, as supplied to the builder in kit form from Steam Traction World. This one was subject to a fairly long-term build having a boiler dated from 2018.

The builder has done a careful job of assembling it but once completed, was content running it only several times before asking us to find a new home for it.

Key Features:

  • The welded steel boiler was commercially made by Steam Traction World in 2018 and is accompanied by full documents. We would be happy to include a new commercial boiler inspection including a 10-yearly hydraulic test and 14 monthly in-steam/internal examination.
  • 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.
  • Steam whistle, mechanical lubricator, and pressure release valves, as expected. Also fitted with a set of dummy governors and a water lifter.
  • Well-built to a high standard throughout, consistent with engines build using kits provided by Steam Traction World. Having been steamed only a handful of times, there is virtually no wear on the motion or gears. Our only note regarding this engine is that, as with any new build engine, the buyer should be aware that, despite us steaming it as much as possible, there will inevitably be a ‘settling in period’.
  • The paintwork is distinctive in blue with yellow wheels. Possible a little ‘marmite’; we think it really works and certainly lets this engine stand out from the crowd. The paintwork itself is well-done but quite basic.
  • The wheels are fitted with 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 nicely presented, very honest miniature Burrell traction engine which has a long life ahead of it!

Asking Price – £18,995

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!

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.

Height 45 inches
Width 30 inches
Length 72 inches
Weight (approx.) 500kg

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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