Miniature Road Steam


4″ Scale McLaren Showman’s Road Locomotive SOLD

Model TypeShowman’s Road Locomotive
Boiler ConstructionWelded Steel
Boiler MakerRavenhill/J Uphill (certified)
Boiler YearCompleted c. 2008/started c. 2001
Engine Completionc. 2008
ConditionReady to go
Asking PriceSOLD

We are delighted to present for sale, on behalf of the owner, this superb 4” scale McLaren Showman’s Road Locomotive. What could be easily described as the ‘ultimate’ 4” scale traction engine for many, this is an impressive miniature which is impressive to run and look at!

Key Features:

  • The boiler is non-commercial but was correctly made and comes accompanied with a folder of historical boiler paperwork from a range of inspectors over the years and documentation so there will be no issue with future boiler testing.
  • Three-speed, compound arrangement with slide valves actuated by Stephenson’s links.
  • Mechanical water pump and steam injector fitted for filling the boiler when in steam, as standard.
  • Steam siren, Foster mechanical lubricator, dummy governors and Ramsbottom type pressure release valves.
  • Very nicely built to a high standard throughout and maintained to a high standard.
  • Full Showman’s Road Locomotive fittings including a full canopy, motion covers, solid flywheel, bunker extension, brass olivers, belly tanks, rubber tyres, functional dynamo and lights all around.
  • Beautifully painted with traditional lining out to give an appealing finish.
  • The wheels are fitted with tyres for a smooth and comfortable ride on the road as well as the rally field.
  • Ride-on seat attached to the rear of tender with footrests.
  • Registered for road use with current V5C.
  • Includes a half-day tuition session, if requested by the buyer. 

Overall, a truly impressive miniature which stands tall above the other occupants of our current showroom!


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.

Height52 1/2 inches
Width37 1/2 inches
Length91 inches
Weight (approx.)850kg

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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