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Old 10th July 2018, 10:06 AM
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Full Name: Arthur Carpenter
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I think 11717 is the best engine i have seen in quite a while! What is its history? It is a BAA is it not?
Woody, this is what I have on 11717, hope it helps.

11717 1909 BAA Class Single Cylinder Colonial Traction Engine, 6nhp, 8 tons
History:
1909 - Built on 8 March and exported to Australia to agents W. M. Noakes, New South Wales, Australia.
1909 - Sold to Welch, Perrin & Company, New South Wales, Australia.
1950’s - She worked in this area of Australia until ending up plinthed in a park in Victoria, Australia.
1992 - Returned to the UK.
1995 - Offered for sale in March by auction.
1995 - Purchased by the present owner.
Owners: Richard Vernon, Cottesbach, Lutterworth, Leicestershire

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Arthur
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