Model of a Sentinel steam wagon

1923 in Shrewsbury

Sentinel steam waggon, 1923, model (scale 1:8).

This is a model of a Sentinel steam wagon. In 1906, Sentinel introduced a design of steam lorry or waggon with a highly efficient and powerful boiler mounted inside the cab, and the engine fitted under the vehicle. Many other steam lorries at this time were powered by a combined boiler and engine unit, similar to that of a traction engine, mounted at the front of a long chassis. Sentinel's newly designed waggons were a much more compact alternative, and were as economical to operate as the petrol engine lorries of the day. This model represents Sentinel's waggon design of 1906, capable of carrying a load of up to 6 tonnes at 8 miles per hour (13 km/h). The model was exhibited by Sentinel at the Commercial Motor Exhibition in 1923. Sentinel waggons were very robust, and some continued to be used in Britain until the 1960s.


Road Transport
Object Number:
wood (unidentified) and metal (unknown)
overall: 14.3701 x 10.2362 x 24.8031 in.; 365 x 260 x 630 mm
commercial vehicle, steam vehicle and model
Sentinel Waggon Works (1920) Ltd.