Details: Half-size Burrell Traction Engine
Reg. No. Q257 URL
Serial No. SABTVR0379810860
This 6in scale single cylinder traction engine was built by George Marsh of Acrise, Kent, a well known traction engine owner and steam engineer. It is loosely based on a small 5 NHP Burrell agricultural engine. The rear wheels measure 31in giving a full size version wheels a diameter of just over 5ft diameter - equating to roughly the size of a large steam tractor. This three shaft machine has modern pitch gears with a different change mechanism to a Burrell. Although the engine is in many ways more freelance than Burrell, it is, nevertheless, very well engineered and is described by the owner as being practical,free steaming and a sound performer. It is registered for the road and was last used/taxed in 1992, at which time it was drained down and stored in good dry conditions. The engine is named "Fearless" - possibly after the last Burrell traction built at Thetford,which at one time was based in Kent with Chris Lambert of Horsmonden before being bought in early 1950s by George Cushing for his collection. It is anticipated that the V5 document will be discovered by the time of sale.
Sold for: £19500 by Chiffers, Bristol, Feb 2012