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4" Fowler R3 Showmans Road Loco



L.V. Brokering

Suffolk, UK


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July 2025

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On behalf of the owners we are pleased to offer for sale this well built and finished 4" Fowler Showmans road loco. The engine has just been through our workshop and had a 10 year boiler inspection with hydraulic, annual steam test and full re-tube, the engine is now ready to rally and be enjoyed.

Built in 2008 the engine seems to have had relatively little use since completion and runs well, built to the Plastows "Princess" design it is based on the Fowler R3 Road Locomotive.

The full inspection by an independent boilerman reports the boiler to be in good condition throughout with minimal wastage on the plates. It is a CE marked unit made by Bel Boilers and runs at 110psi which although may seem a bit low for a compound engine is as per the Plastows design and we have found it to have plenty of power when trundling about and good on the belt when generating.

The engine is supplied with a full set of firing irons, driving seat, coal, oil and a days tuition included. We would be happy to consider all steam and vintage vehicles part exchange. To arrange a viewing please do not hesitate to get in touch.


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.

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