3" Foster Traction Engine



Legacy Sale

Suffolk, UK

Sale Agreed

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January 2023

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We are pleased to offer for sale this very well made 3” Foster Traction Engine. Although a popular design seeing examples in this scale are very rare, we have only seen a handful on the rally field or for sale over the years.

The engine was built by a skilled and competent model engineer and was first completed circa 2015, since completion it has only been steamed a handful of times. It would be fair to say the original builders’ skills were in handling a lathe rather than a paintbrush so over the winter of 2019/2020 the engine was fully repainted by a previous owner. The paintwork now does this lovely engine justice and is finished to a high standard in the correct Foster paint scheme using Craftmaster paints throughout.

The steel boiler was built by AJB engineering and is water fed by a crankshaft driven pump and reliable steam injector. This is a large and powerful engine in 3” scale and steams freely.

The Foster comes with everything you need to rally including a driving seat with incorporated water tank, firing irons, 12 volt blower, coal, oil and tuition. Part exchange of all steam and vintage vehicles welcomed.


Important Note: We recommend when purchasing any steam vehicle to employ the services of your own boiler inspector for independent advice and not solely rely on previous test reports.