Project Miniatures


3″ Scale Foden Steam Lorry SO627

Model Type Overtype Steam Lorry
Boiler Construction Copper
Boiler Maker Western Steam
Boiler Year 2000
Condition PROJECT – boiler fault
Asking Price £6,750

Offered for sale as a project following a failure on the front tube plate in 2-3 tubes and a section of the seam between the tubeplate and barrel (bottom nearside). We originally offered this engine for sale as running however identified this fault during our pre-handover checks, as conducted on every miniature leaving our showroom.

We have now adjusted the price to give the buyer plenty of scope to have works conducted. We are not including any works within the sale price as this miniature is to be sold as a project with the aforementioned boiler fault.

Please see below for the decription:

Offered for sale on behalf of the owner and original builder is this unusual 3″ scale Foden C-Type LWB Steam Lorry. The owner purchased the chassis and bodywork in 1998 and ordered a boiler shortly after in 2000. The engine and gears were made between 2000 and 2008 and was fully fabricated from scratch as no castings were available at that time. It was first steamed in 2009 and rallied regularly until 2018.

Key Features:

· The boiler is silver soldered copper and commercially-made by Western Steam. It has been steamed regularly since 2009 before being laid up in 2019 until recently.

· Three-speed, double high cylinder with slide valves actuated by Stephenson’s links. It operates at 120PSI.

· Mechanical water pump and steam injector fitted for filling the boiler when in steam, as standard.

· Well-built to a consistently high standard throughout and maintained well with no significant issues in the motion or gears to note.

· Presentably painted in a fetching blue livery with wooden side boards.

· The wheels are fitted with pneumatic tyres for a smooth and comfortable ride on hard and soft ground. This engine also benefits from coming with more prototypical cast wheels with solid rubber tyres which can be fitted, if the new owner chooses to.

Project Asking Price – £6,750

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 26 1/2 inches
Width 22 inches
Length 69 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!

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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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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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