This is my coal fired "Fowler Lion" Showman's traction engine, it is very well made and although it is only 1 inch scale (the rear wheels are 8 inches in diameter) it is as large as a 1 1/2 inch scale engine as the full size was such a large engine. The driving wheels on the full size were 8 feet in diameter! The model is 32 inches long & just heavy enough for a one man lift.
The model has 80 lights around the canopy, all powered from the onboard generator, driven by the engine's flywheel. It runs beautifully & I steam it frequently.
It is a delightful model to look at & play with. It will pull me along with little effort as it is very powerful.
The model has an onboard winch drum (on the other side) and a full rear crane attachment, not fitted in these photographs. The canopy cutout for the crane is visible at the rear.
A hatch at the rear of the canopy is removable for easy operation and coal firing.
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