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I met Billy Treloar some years ago and he told me of his steam traction engine from the Boer War. My interest in the unit is that I have the medal to J McCann Steam Road Transport with clasp Cape Colony, which I purchased from City Coins over 30 years ago. It remains one of my favourite pieces.
They're asking for $2000 for the model engine and wagon.
Here is the description:
Trophy of Wales Steam Road Transport of the Victorian Army, South Africa
As taken from Trophy Catalog: "During the Boer War in South Africa 1899-1902, Steam Road Transport was used for the first time. The Royal Engineers initially used the Traction Engines to drive dynamos to provide electricity for base camps needs; their use would soon be extended to towing heavy loads, moving and laying large Artillery pieces.
Folwler B5's proved too heavy for the terrain, lighter classes of engines were used for general road hauling duties. During the campaign more than twenty one different types were used including some fitted with cranes.
The Internal Combustion Engine was soon to supersede the Steam Traction Engine which makes their use in the Boer War rather unique.
Our representation of this historical transportation system as follows: A fully detailed Metal Steam Traction Engine with driver and an assistants.
It tows an open wagon of Basic Wallis and Stevens design which contains a mixed load and four Royal Artillery Gunners. The gun being towed was one of the heaviest guns in use with the Army at the time; A 6 inch 30cwt Howitzer, manufactured in 1898. The design included full hydraulic and a spring recoil mechanism. It was designed to be used as a Mobile Field Gun or by a simple conversion was suitable for high elevation siege purposes.
Boxed Set EQH5
The set itself is in EXCELLENT condition & complete. Comes with an original Trophy box, but not the box this set was originally housed. Box is in VERY GOOD condition - some writing & labels afixed to the box.