Project Miniatures


4 1/2″ scale Foden Steam Lorry Articulated J-Type SO660

Model Type Articulated J-Type Lorry
Boiler Construction Welded Steel
Boiler Maker Steam Traction World
Design Steam Traction World
Boiler Year 2010
Cylinders Double High
Gears 3-speed
Condition PROJECT (Unused for some time – sold as project requiring recommissioning)
Asking Price £13,750

Offered for sale is an earlier Steam Traction World J-Type 4 1/2″ scale Foden which hasn’t been used for some time and is not quite complete in the body. Whilst the fundamentals of the engine are all in place and look acceptable, the work required to return it to a ‘ready to go’ miniature is beyond the scope of our usual commissioning process. As such, we have opted to sell it as an ongoing project for the buyer to pick up and continue with!

Key Features:

  • Welded Steel Boiler, made commercially by Steam Traction World in 2010. We don’t tend to include any boiler testing within the sale of our project engines however a cursory look inside suggests that it would be serviceable following a thorough washout. As with any project miniature, we would encourage prospective buyers to check the boiler to their satisfaction. The most recent boiler report we can find in the paperwork is with the late owner’s model engineering club in 2018 with the hydraulic examination expiring in 2020.
  • Papers include the majority build instructions and historical boiler information and certificates.
  • Working pressure 140 PSI.
  • Three-speed, double-high cylinder arrangement – as per Steam Traction World’s design.
  • Mechanical water pump and injector fitted for filling the boiler when in steam, as standard. 
  • Twin mechanical lubricators and pressure release valves.
  • It is not currently registered for road use.
  • Mechanically, the engine was clearly built originally to a high standard using the well-known and respected kits from Steam Traction World. Unfortunately, a few years in storage haven’t been kind meaning it would now benefit from a sort out and overhaul to bring it back to its best.
  • Cosmetically, the paintwork is pleasant although, like the mechanics, looking tired after a few years in storage. It is presentable after a good clean but offers potential to be something very smart!
  • The part that makes this one very unusual is that the builder opted for a fifth wheel and articulated trailer, making it a J-Type. the trailer doesn’t look to have been finished however the parts are present. The rearmost axle (trailer) is seized but included.
  • The wheels are the pneumatic type with double drive wheels on the cab. It has also been fitted with extra windows and a flywheel cover making it look the part!

Overall, an appealing project with loads of potential – we don’t see this one hanging around for long!

Asking Price – £13,750

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.

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!

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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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