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Foden Steam Traction Engine - By Randy Sawyer

Here is a 1/87 scale model of a Vintage Foden Steam Traction Engine that Randy Sawyer built from scratch. The model was made from styrene and brass and painted with Humbrol enamels. It was weathered with dry pigments. The model is based on a photo found in the book, "British Road Steam Vehicles", and features a driver figure by Presiser and scratchbuilt tires and wheels. Even the wheels and tires were built up from scratch.  This operation alone took 3 and 1/2 hours. Wheel spokes are from a Jordan Fordson Tractor overlayed with .020" x .040" styrene and then epoxied into 3/8 inch styrene tubing for the rims and tires.

Posted December 24, 2005