Project Miniatures


2″ Scale Burrell 8-ton Steam Road Roller SOLD

Model Type 8-ton Steam Roller, Single Cylinder
Boiler Construction Copper
Design MJ Engineering
Boiler Maker J A A Ford (Non-commercial)
Boiler Year c. 1992
Condition Advanced Project
Asking Price SOLD

An part-built example of a rarely seen 2″ scale Burrell Roller, built using the well-respected design available from MJ Engineering.

We believe this has been a long term project. It includes a load of drawings, literature and information including a boiler test card from 2002 which states the boiler is from 1992 and in 2002 was pressure tested to 200PSI. That means, so far, it is a project which has spanned over three decades and is not yet quite there!

A quick visual assessment tells us that the plumbing (including the pump and injector) is still absent along with a range of other ‘smaller’ jobs. Despite that, we would describe it as well advanced with a good deal of major and intimidating jobs completed to a reasonably high standard.

Key Features:

  • The copper boiler looks to have been made by the original builder to a good standard and has been subjected to a pressure test since construction.
  • A single-cylinder, 2-speed arrangement with a slide valve actuated by a Stephenson’s linkage.
  • The pump and injector are not yet present although an unmachined casting is included which looks to be the pump.
  • The work so far has been conducted to a reasonably high standard.
  • It is so far unpainted giving the buyer the opportunity to make it their own!

Overall, a well advanced project which we believe could be finished with a relatively small amount of engineering expertise!


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 19 1/8 inches
Width 11 5/8 inches
Length 34 1/2 inches
Weight (approx.) c. 70kg

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!

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