6″ Traction Engine Part 1

I started building the 6″ scale version of the Little Samson traction engine shortly after finishing the 3″ one. I liked it so much that i felt it would be really nice to have an identical pair of engines, albeit in different sizes: quarter scale and half scale.

I am expecting this project to take around five years, partly due to the increase in size of the engineering required and partly due to the massive increase in cost of the materials needed.

I am also documenting the build and will likely release it as another book or pair of books when ready. Here’s a couple of size comparison pictures….


6″ Cylinder next to 3″ engine

On the right stands the 6″ cylinder block casting, although only twice the size as its little 3″ partner sitting on top of the finished engine, it seems much larger.


6″ Front fork in front of 3″ engine

The finished 6″ front axle fork unit sitting in front of the 3″ item, it’s a serious assembly and quite heavy.


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