I have been interested in steam vehicles since I visited the Great Dorset Steam Fair about 15 years ago, and I have been going there regularly ever since. If I had the  space I reckon I would have bought a full-size traction engine by now, but unfortunately I don’t.  A few years ago I discovered a company that produces a 1/3rd size Burrell Single Crank Compound traction engine in 24 kits, that are delivered at regular intervals over approximately 2 years. This is what the traction engine will look like when it’s finished. It will be approx 6 feet long, 4 feet high and weigh 530kg.

A few pictures of my kit, as I am building it.