Sentinel no.6426 - BF 5417 at Lincoln 2011 - IMG 1522
At Lincoln in 2011
Engine Details
Manufacturer Sentinel
Build date 1926
Serial no. 6426
Registration no. BF 5417
Machine type Timber tractor
Weight Tons (kg) 7 ton 4cwt
Date into Preservation 2006 (UK)
Power nhp ? nhp
No. of Cylinders 2
Cylinder type duplex
Linkage Type Sliding camshaft
Ancillary equipment winch
Original Owner Breakfast Creek Goldmine New South Wales (Australia)
Current Owner / Keeper R J Bailey. Horsehay , Shropshire
Date bought (Current) Feb 2015
Sale Price (approximate)
(if published)
Auctioneer -
Private Sale Yes
Notes Repatriated from Australia in 2006
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Sentinel no. 6426 is a steam tractor that was built in 1926 by Sentinels in Shrewsbury, England. This engine was repatriated from Australia by D. Maris in 2006 . It was offered for sale at Cheffins auction in 2012 but failed to meet reserve.

Engine HistoryEdit

Sent to an exhibition in Sydney in 1926 and later sold to a gold mine.Was used to drive a crusher.Later stood derelict on a fruit farm.It was recovered by an Australian collector and later sold to D Maris

Rebuilt in UK over several years. Debuted at the Belvoir Castle Steam Festival/2010 in a light blue livery with yellow wheels.

Repainted in a darker blue livery with new sign writing in winter 2013 following work to complete the winch.

Winter 2014 offered for sale via Preston Services. Sold Feb 2015.

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