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  The 4" scale Burrell Agricultural Traction Engine
The magnificent 4 Inch Scale Burrell from Steam Traction World includes all the individual component parts to produce a working, live steam engine.

These famous, engines were manufactured by Charles Burrell and Sons at their St Nicholas Works in Thetford, Norfolk England. Our kits contain every component necessary to complete the Burrell engine.

Everything is designed for ease of construction with all components delivered in a fully machined condition ready for painting and final assembly.

All kits are shipped complete with full instructions and drawings with colour images to guide you step by step through your assembly process.

The all welded steel boiler is constructed to BS2790 standards and hydraulically tested to 240psi.

The Burrell Agricultural Traction Engine is delivered as twenty seven separate monthly kits in order to spread the cost and the workload.



4" Scale
Length: 72" (1820mm)
Width: 30" (760mm)
Height: 45" (1160mm)
Weight: 500kg (1102lbs)
• Cylinder Size 2¾” x 3¼”
• Boiler Diameter 95/8" (244.5mm) Welded 0.25" steel boiler plate - Working pressure 120 psi
• Boiler Feed Arrangement - Crankshaft driven pump & injector
• Single cylinder slide-valve engine• Valve Gear - Stephenson’s
• Rubber Tyres
• Rotating Governor
• Working differential
• Two speed gearbox
• Capable of pulling 3 ton with ease

All Steam Traction World parts supplied are fully machined ready for assembly after final de-burring, sanding and paint. Most models may be purchased over a fixed period of time with kits arriving at regular intervals to enable the customer to 'build as he/she buys'.

Kit Breakdown
Each kit comes complete with full assembly instructions and isometric drawings to make everything as clear and as straight forward as possible. With hand finishing only you’ll find your kit goes together with the minimum of effort.

Kit 1 Front Wheels
Kit 2 Front Axle
Kit 3 Smokebox
Kit 4 Rear Wheel
Kit 5 Rear Wheel
Kit 6 Boiler Deposit
Kit 7 Tender
Kit 8 Tender Fittings
Kit 9 Hornplates
Kit 10 Bearing Housings
Kit 11A Cylinder 
Kit 11B Cylinder Fittings
Kit 12 Boiler Payment
Kit 13 Boiler
Kit 14 Cladding & Ashpan 
Kit 15 Steering                
Kit 16A Crank & Con Rod
Kit 16B Flywheel & Gears
Kit 17 Differential & 2nd Shaft Gears
Kit 18 Final Drive
Kit 19 Valve Gear
Kit 20 Regulator & Reverser
Kit 21 Water Pump, Check Valves Steam Head
Kit 22A Water Gauge   
Kit 22B Injector
Kit 23 Lubricator         
Kit 24 Safety Valve & Governor
Or... We'll Build It For You (CLICK HERE)

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File size: 7.02mb
E Drawings Software can be downloaded FREE this software is required to be installed on your machine to view the e-drawings file. For the tutorial on using E Drawings use the STW Tutorial by CLICKING HERE To utilise ALL the functionality of the E Drawing files we recommend that the E Drawing files are downloaded to your desktop first.

Click Here for animated Kit Drawings in avi and E Drawing formats

Steam Traction World
Large Scale Fully Machined Kits
Contact us via email:
33 Alvis Way, Daventry, NN11 8PG. England
Tel: +44 (0)1327 301030 Fax: +44 (0)1327 300808

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