4" Burrell Traction Engine Project



Legacy Vehicles Sale

Suffolk, UK


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If you are looking for a winter project this 4” Burrell that requires a new boiler could be a great option and a relatively cheap way of getting into 4” engine ownership. Being a nicely made engine we bought this with the intention of doing it ourselves but with a few other projects on the go it will be a while before we can get around to it so have decided to sell as is.

With a project engine the pictures do most of the talking but overall, it’s a well-made engine and once done will be a very capable machine again.

A new CE marked boiler costs around £2500, when speaking with the boiler makers we were quoted a 3-month lead time. If you were looking for someone to swap the boiler over, we have a couple of engineers we would be pleased to recommend, expect a bill of around £1500 for this work. These figures are for reference only and we suggest you make your own enquiries’ before purchasing the engine.

We are unable to show the engine in steam, but viewing is very welcome. Nationwide delivery can be arranged and we are happy co consider any steam and vintage vehicle part exchanges.


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.