Building A 6″ Scale (Half Full Size) Little Samson Traction Engine In Thailand
My one mission in life is to build a large model steam traction engine and drive it from our house here in Pak Chong, Thailand, to the local “pub”.
This is one big undertaking and I understand that.
But bear in mind that the full size Little Samson traction engine is small compared to say a Fowler or a Foster.
The 6″ Little Samson is about the same size as a 4″ scale Foster or Fowler.
Here is a simplified comparison table:-
|6″ Little Samson||4″ Foster 6NHP||MJ Fowler A7|
|Rear Wheels over the strakes||29||737||24||610||24||610|
|Overall Length 6’ 10”” long||82||2,083||72||1,829||68||1,727|
|Weight||17 CWT||850 kg||8.6 CWT||3 CWT|
I just knocked that up in five minutes and although the dimensions are comparable the weights certainly aren’t. I’ll have to look into the weights in a bit more detail because they don’t ring true to me.