top of page

4.5" Foden Steam Lorry and Trailer



L.V Brokering

Suffolk, UK


Hydraulic Exp:

Steam Test Exp:


May 2024

Year Built:


On behalf of the owner we are pleased to offer for sale this particularly nicely made and sweetly running 4.5" Foden and trailer outfit, the 3rd engine to be built by him its fair to say he knows what he is doing and really cracked it with this one.

Built in 2022 the Foden is in the sweet spot of being a virtually new engine but one that has been nicely run-in and with all the new engine niggles sorted. It has been built using the castings and boiler supplied by John Rex Model engineering rather than being a Steam Traction World kit, the cylinder is the double high arrangement. As you can hear on the videos it runs like a sewing machine on both slow tick over and high revs.

The CE Marked boiler runs at 140psi, water feed is through a very efficient crank driven pump and steam injector. The safety valves are the pop type given reliable performance and shut off cleanly. It has been tested under the Southern Federation Model Club Scheme since new. Being double high the engine is very easy to drive, just open the regulator and she pulls away with the crank in any position, no messing around flicking the flywheel or touching a simpling valve. As well as the handbrake it is fitted with hydraulic brakes on the front wheels which are very effective when needed!

The drawbar trailer is a well made unit as-well, its purpose built rather than being a modified workshop trolley as such sits lovely behind the wagon and breaks down quickly for easy of transport. The rear board was never made but ironwork is included if someone wanted to make one.

The lights on the engine are all working included an internal one in the cab, these are operated by a 12volt battery neatly hidden in the cab. The trailer lights also work with a connector on the back of the engine. Over the rear wheels are the additional water tanks, all up the engine holds about 100 litres of water which will allow you to cover plenty of miles on the road (its road registered) or go pretty much all day on the rally-field.

As well as the trailer it comes with a set of firing irons, stainless steel extension chimney, 12volt blower, charger for the light battery, coal, oil and a days tuition included. Overall this is a cracking engine which is ready to pick up and go straight to a rally with and enjoy everything has been made to a high standard and has been well thought out.

As always we are happy to help with part-exchanges and being road-registered finance can also be arranged through our specialist partner. UK wide and export delivery available. For any further information or to arrange a viewing please do not hesitate to contact us.


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.

bottom of page