4.5" Burrell Traction Engine

Seller:

Location:

Legacy Vehicles Brokering

Suffolk, UK

£16,000

Hydraulic Exp:

Steam Test Exp:

2030

December 2021

Year Built:

1990

We are very fortunate to get some lovely engines through and every now and again something stands out as being particularly special. This Burrell is one of those engines.

Built in the early 1990s the quality of the machining, fit and finish is to an exceptionally high standard. The traditional paintwork and lining stand up to close inspection and has mellowed beautifully. We believe it was built using the Plastow drawings but the cylinder block has been machined from solid rather than a casting, the regulator although not a proto-typical design is easier to use than standard.

In steam it is one of the quietest and best running engines we have had in, it ticks over effortlessly and when trundling about has plenty of power and a nice chuff from the exhaust. The straked wheels are not too bumpy even on hard surfaces, our yard is concrete and even in top gear did not shake us or the engine to bits!

The boiler was professionally built and although we would normally be cautious of a 30 year old boiler it is in excellent condition. It was built using ⅜” plate throughout and ultrasonic testing has found very little wastage, most modern boilers are built using thinner materials so in most areas this is thicker than what you would buy new today. It is also fitted with copper tubes which offer much longer service life than standard steel. An independent boiler inspector has given it a thorough inspection with hydraulic and steam test, previous boiler history and certification from the original builders is also present.

Included in the sale is the riding trolley/water cart, the 200l water drum will keep you going all day! As with all our ready to rally engines it will also come with a full set of firing irons, a days tuition, coal and oil to get you up and running straight away.

As with all our ready to rally engines it comes with a full set of firing irons, a days tuition, coal and oil to get you up and running straight away.

 

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.