A very well engineered and documented scratchbuilt live steam model of a 1.5 inch scale Fowler Showman's Road Locomotive by Don Unwin of Cambridge (completed in 1943).
Silver medal winning model traction engine, sold with the hallmarked medal awarded by 'The Model Engineer' at the 1947 London Exhibition. Together with other diploma awards from other societies and photographs from the 1950s/60s. Plus glass display cover and carrying case.
2 cylinder double crank compound 2-speed engine with working governor, mechanical lubricator, injector, hand pump, dynamo above smoke box extention. Removable canopy with twisted brass columns and 'Thurston's Electric Amusements' along both sides. Body painted in red and lined out in yellow. 'Hercules' nameplate above smokebox door. QGC-GC, significant running wear and paint loss/chipping. Scorch marks round boiler and general cleaning required. Motion turns freely. Please note it is understood the model has not been steamed since the 1960s and is sold without a boiler certificate etc.
It is therefore sold as a collector's item only.
Scratch-built models of this high quality are very rare indeed.
A hand built live steam Traction Engine or Road Locomotive.