Transport Sale | 09 April 2013

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A well engineered 4 inch scale model of the 8 nhp Burrell scenic showman's e...


Est: £20000–25000

A well engineered 4 inch scale model of the 8 nhp Burrell scenic showman's engine 'Princess Elizabeth', r oad registration BX03 PPV, built from Live Steam Models castings and drawings based on the original Burrell showman's engine 'Simiplicity', a double crank compound scenic road locomotive, the welded steel boiler by Bells Boilers of Gloucester, with water and pressure gauges, twin safety valves, blower, injector and circulating pump, water lifter, simpling, clack and blowdown valves, the engine detail including cylinders of HP 2 1/4 inch and LP 3 3/4 inch bore by 4 inch stroke, the bar type crosshead guides with brass oilers, draincocks and pipework, mechanical lubricator, Stephenson's link reverse, counter-balanced crankshafts with three road speeds, gear and eccentric driven feed pump, 18 inch solid flywheel with belt driven mains and exciter dynamos, whistle and siren, and Pickering design speed governor, the chassis details including spoked wheels with rubber road tyres and brass hub caps, sprung front axle, worm and roller chain steering, cable drum, cable and fairleads, with eight spine drive to first and second crankshaft gears, differential locking gear unit worked from foot plate, double gear drive to rear wheels, and two water level cocks to water tank; the original engine was never fitted with a crane tower, but has driving seat, hand operated brake to rear wheels, belly and tender tanks with rivetwork, water lifter, full length covered canopy supported on brass olivers, extension chimney and other detail, finished in maroon, black and yellow paintwork, and applied decorative brass with polished brightwork, the facia board sign-written 'S & L Jones Scenic Railways', 226cm long, 94cm wide, 122cm high; together with a detachable driver's seat, lamps, belt and firing tools.

Boiler history: Past boiler records and history of tests carried out with working pressures. The engine is being sold with a new boiler test certificate issued by Farncare Boiler Inspectors of Hampshire, dated 17th February 2013. Hydraulic test pressure 270 psi. Working pressure 180 psi. Boiler serial No.BB37.

Note: This is a model of the last showman's engine to be built bearing the Burrell name, in October 1930. The original was sold to Messrs A Deakin & Sons, Amusements of Brecon.

Transport Sale

Tuesday 09 April 2013, 10.00am

Donnington Priory
Oxford Road
RG14 2JE


6th April 9.00am - 12.30pm
8th April 9.00am - 6.00pm
9th April from 8.30am - 10.00am

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