3" Foster Traction Engine
Legacy Vehicles Brokering
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We are pleased to offer for sale this very well made 3” Foster Traction Engine, presented in as new condition the engine runs beautifully and will certainly stand out as one of the finer engines on the rallyfield.
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. Bought as a “lockdown project” by the current owners, over the last 6 months the engine has undergone a full strip down and repaint as it would be fair to say the original builders’ skills were in handling a lather rather than a paintbrush. 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 engine ticks over beautifully with a crisp and even bark from the exhaust. It is a well sorted engine which is to be expected as the seller is a senior fitter on a large heritage railway,
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.