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6" Little Samson Steam Tractor



Year Built: 2018
Steam Certificate Expiry: 01/2021

Hydraulic Expiry: 2023
Location: Hadleigh, Suffolk




The 6” Little Samson is becoming a popular engine, based on a small prototype, it offers owners the enjoyment of a large-scale engine but at a size and weight which allows transport by a standard van or large family car and trailer. 2 adults can comfortably sit on the engine without the slight embarrassment of popping wheelies!


On the road and rallyfield these engines are impressive performers; the top gear is quite high and allows for a comfortable 7-8mph on the road without pushing the engine too hard.


This nicely made example was originally built by an English gentleman in France,  it was mainly used for afternoon steam ups in the garden so it was not until 2018, when the engine was bought to the UK by a new owner, it was finally completed with the addition of gear guards, the correct smoke box door and various finishing touches including a full paint job. At this time a new cast crankshaft was fitted to replace the original fabricated one and new main bearings made to suit. Since this work was completed the engine has had minimal use and is in very good mechanical condition. 

The boiler is CE marked and came from AJB engineering and runs at 125psi, water feed is through a crank driven pump and steam injector. As with all the Little Samson engines we have driven, it is free steaming and an easy engine to fire and manage. The steam test has just run out so we have booked an independent inspector to visit us in the next few weeks, as such it will come with a fresh steam test to cover you the full year.


It comes with a full set of firing irons and tube brush. A full days training is included in the sale, these engines are suitable for both someone moving onto a larger scale or someone new to the hobby.


We are happy to consider all steam and other vintage vehicles as part exchange and finance can be arranged through our specialist broker.



Height:    5'

Length:    7'

Width:     3'

Weight:   950kg (estimated)

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