Miniature Road Steam


6″ Scale Burrell Traction Engine SO630

Model TypeSingle Cylinder, General Purpose Traction Engine
Boiler MakerMr G. Squirrel (Non-commercial)
Boiler ConstructionWelded Steel
DesignBelieved to be scaled up H. R. Plastow
Boiler Year1995
ConditionReady to go
Asking Price£37,995

We are pleased to offer for sale, on behalf of the owner, this 6″ scale Burrell single cylinder traction engine. Built in around 1995, it has been robustly made with attention given to ensuring it is durable and heavily made.

It has been rallied for many years locally to us in Devon after we sold it previous back in 2011. Although the original build papers are largely no longer present, we believe this miniature was built to the H. R. Plastow design doubled-up!

Key Features:

  • The boiler is a non-commercially made, welded steel boiler by a Mr G. Squirrel. It was built to a high standard and has been maintained well. It is nearly 30 years old so is showing signs of age however our assessments suggest the buyer would have a good few years of enjoyment being any remedial work was required. Please speak to us about boiler testing options going forward.
  • Two-speed, single cylinder arrangement with slide valve actuated by a Stephenson’s link.
  • Mechanical water pump and steam injector fitted for filling the boiler when in steam, as standard.
  • Foster mechanical lubricator, steam whistle and Ramsbottom type pressure release valves. Also fitted with a dummy displacement lubricator.
  • Well-built to a consistently robust standard throughout.
  • General purpose arrangement with a differential, spoked flywheel and working winch drum. It has been used frequently for moving logs in local saw bench demonstrations.
  • The paint cleans up well however is starting to look a little tired. The blue is very eye-catching and the engine gives the feeling of having the character of its prototype!
  • Talking of character, the canopy can be either fitted or removed – we have chosen to keep it fitted as it adds a real sense of character to the engine as a whole.
  • The wheels are fitted with tyres for a smooth and comfortable ride on the road as well as the rally field. It has also been fitted with a double seat meaning driving can be enjoyed with a friend!
  • This one is registered for road use with a current V5C (Q plate).
  • Includes a half-day tuition session, if requested by the buyer. 

Overall, a characterful large-scale miniature which stands nicely and manages to capture the essence of a full-size engine!

Asking Price – £37,995

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.

Height68 1/2 inches
Width42 1/4 inches
Lengthc. 96 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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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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