4" Foster Traction Engine



Legacy Vehicles Sale

Suffolk, UK

Sale Agreed

Hydraulic Exp:

Steam Test Exp:


June 2021

Year Built:


We are pleased to offer for sale this very well presented 4" Foster Traction Engine. Completed only 2 years ago the engine has been well cared for since and runs particularly nicely.

The 4” Foster comes out a large and powerful engine, on the rallyfield they are strong performers and an enjoyable engine to steam. On the road they have slightly longer legs than the equivalent Burrell and the vulcansied rubber tyres provide a comfortable ride. The Foster has a heavier front end than most of the 4” Traction Engines with the large spud pan which can filled with additional weight if required.

The CE marked boiler is from AJB and water fed by the crankshaft driven pump and steam injector. This Foster like many others we have driven is free steaming and an easy engine to get used to so great for beginners or someone looking to move up from a smaller scale.

The engine will come ready to rally with a full set of firing irons, coal, oil and an enjoyable day’s tuition with us if required. A separate well-built riding trolley is also available subject to separate negotiation.

We are happy to consider all steam and vintage vehicles in part exchange, delivery and export can also be arranged.


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.