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  The Fowler Plough Engine  
 

1" Scale

 
  "Capable of pulling one adult"  
 

Ready to run - Price: £4625.00p

 
  Painted Kit - Price: £4425.00p  
  (All prices include V.A.T.)  
 

 

 
 

 
 

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Fowler were the leading manufacturer of steam ploughing equipment from the 1870ís right through to the end of steam in agriculture. They were the largest and most powerful traction engines in common use and were exported round the world. They were even built in Germany to a similar design by several manufacturers.

In use there would be two engines, one either side of the field. The wire rope on the drum under one engine was wound out and attached to a double ended plough. The other engines rope was attached to the other end of the plough. The plough could then be pulled across the field by each engine in turn, both engines moving forward as the ploughing progressed. This method prevented the heavy engines from compacting the soil as they would with direct action ploughing.

Other implements could be used instead of the plough, to harrow or land drain fields for example. One particular job which is still the reserve of the steam plough engine is dredging lakes and rivers, the great length of wire rope used in steam ploughing being ideal for this job.

Our model represents the class BB1 engine, the largest engine to see common use in the UK. It comes as a twin cylinder compound, with two speed gearing and a coal fired boiler. There is a crankshaft driven boiler feed pump with bypass valve, and all the correct cable plough drum equipment with bevel gear drive and clutch, as on full size.

 
         
 

Fowler Plough Engine Specifications

 
  Length - 574mm  
  Width - 211mm  
  Height - 303mm  
  Weight - 14 kg  
  Scale - 1:12, 1inch to 1 foot  
  Wheel diameter, front - 127mm  
  Wheell diameter, rear - 170mm  
  Wheel Base - 348mm  
  Cylinder size - HP14 LP20 x 25mm  
  Valve gear - Stevenson's link  
  Boiler - 64mm x 288mm  
  Grate - 78mm x 45mm  

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