Project Miniatures


3″ Scale Burrell Traction Engine S3609

Model TypeTraction Engine
Boiler ConstructionWelded Steel
Boiler MakerFranklin & Bell
ConditionRequires Improvement
Asking Price£7,495

For sale we have this Burrell built to the ever-popular Plastow design. This engine looks to have started life in 1993 with a copper boiler built by Western Steam Models. That original copper boiler was replaced in 1997 by a steel replacement built by Franklin & Bell and that replacement boiler has been kept since.

To be sold with a boiler test, as required, but excluding our full warranty as a project under our ‘project miniatures’ section. It is a serviceable miniature which will run and steam however it looks as if, during the course of the transfer from a copper boiler to the steel boiler, some measurements were miscalculated meaning the build isn’t as good as it could be. To rectify the error would be uneconomical so it is the be sold as a lower quality, running example of the popular design offering the buyer room for improvement. It is being offered as a discounted price to account for these shortcomings. To further discuss this engine, we recommend calling us on 01392 833301.

Key Features:

  • Welded steel boiler commercially made by Franklin & Bell, with all associated paperwork included. Please speak to us about boiler testing options going forward.
  • Working pressure 100 PSI.
  • Two-speed, single cylinder arrangement with Stephenson’s valve gear.
  • Mechanical water pump and injector fitted for filling the boiler when in steam, as standard. It also is fitted with a hand pump for helping keep the water level topped up!
  • Mechanical lubricator, and Ramsbottom type pressure release valves.
  • Mechanically, the engine has been built to a below-average standard. It is showing signs of wear but remains acceptable with some fettling. It will run and steam however and the build quality doesn’t affect the fun that can be had with it for someone looking for a cheaper 3″ scale Burrell!
  • Cosmetically, the paintwork is a simplistic green in its working clothes.
  • The wheels are mounted on strakes to give an authentic appearance.

Overall, an interesting project which will undoubtedly give the buyer hours of fun!

Asking Price – £7,495

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.

Height29 3/4 inches
Width20 inches
Length46 inches

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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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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