3 inch scale Fowler road locomotive - stock code 7095

Rarely modelled in 3 inch scale, this is a three speed Fowler road locomotive, an older model unused in some years.

Commercially built welded steel boiler with expanded tubes by Gloucester Steam & Traction, 2004. 150psi working pressure, feed by mechanical pump and injector. Cast iron compound cylinder block with slide valves actuated by Stephenson's gear, pole reverser, mechanical lubricator. Three speed, four shaft transmission with differential, winch fitted behind nearside rear wheel, fairleads on tender. Bonded rubber tyres to road wheels.

Goes without saying that it's very large for a 3 inch scale engine - 60 inches long and getting on for twice the weight of the ubiquitous 3 inch Burrell agricultural (the last 3 inch Fowler we had in showmans specification scaled nearly 600 pounds). It runs well on air, boiler looks good although needs retubing - overall more of a recommissioning job than heavy overhaul.

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