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For Sale

SL Esmeralda


Esmeralda was built about 15 years ago by the owner and comes on a two wheel rollercoaster type trailer, making for easy launch and recovery.

Hull: GRP, based on the 16ff Winklebrig hull and fitted out in timber internally. 

Boiler: SBA VFT 100 made by IRS Boiler Makers, Derby. Operating at 125psi with a hand pump, injector and steam driven pump. Coal fired. 

Last tested in May this year including a pressure test. 

Engine:  A much modified Reeves Commander.

Although the performance of this engine in its original compound form was suspect, as a twin high pressure it works well. 

There are more pictures in the Steamboat Register and the boat is available for viewing in the Macclesfield area. 

Price: £6750 ono. 

Contact: Tony Crewe by telephone on 01625 828875
or 07808 480809

For Sale

The 42 foot Steam Narrowboat 'Trevor'



Fitting out of this attractive and compact steam narrowboat was started originally by the late Trevor Brown, an SBA member, who sadly died, the project being taken over by Ted and Stella Sedman who have maintained and used her from their base beside the Basingstoke Canal Centre at Mytchett, near Farnborough. 

Trevor Brown started with a new shell from Colecraft, probably in 1995 or a little earlier. The surveyor who carried out the first Boat Safety Certificate inspection was surprised not to find an identification number. He said that Colecraft numbered all their boats after 1995 and from the condition of the hull he assumed it must have been constructed shortly before then. 

Trevor Brown also stripped down and completely rebuilt the Sissons enclosed single cylinder engine. He had a pressure vessel built and tested (1988) and made the frame for the oil-fired boiler, but it fell to the Sedmans to have the boiler finally made up at Kew Bridge Steam Museum in 2003. 

The completed steam plant was installed in the boat by Terry Yates at Falls Bridge (near Newbold on the North Oxford Canal) between August 2003 and October 2005 when the boat was first steamed. She was then taken home to Mytchett on the Basingstoke Canal in the Spring of 2006 and the complete fit-out was finished in 2006/07. 2008 saw 'Trevor' trapped on the Basingstoke Canal due to water shortages etc, but she cruised the canal system extensively from 2009 to 2014. 

The 10 year boiler inspection was carried out in September 2015 but since then only limited use of the boat has been enjoyed although she has steamed down the Basingstoke Canal and up the Wey Navigation to attend the last two SBA River Wey events.

Trevor's Steam Plant 

The engine:  Trevor is powered by a substantial Sissons single cylinder vertical engine currently 4" bore by 4" stroke. Originally this engine had a cylinder of 5" bore and 4" stroke, but the 'top end' was replaced by the cylinder from the engine that had previously been in SNB 'Adamant' owned by Philip Martino. 

The Sissons is non-reversing and drives a 24" propeller (pitch not known) via a Borg Warner 'Velvet Drive' gearbox. Drive is taken by a chain-driven lay shaft which allows the gear ratio to be changed if required. 

The boiler feed pump and the air pump are driven from this lay shaft and are easy to see and access. 

An electronic cycle speedometer is used as a tachometer. 

There is a keel condenser consisting of 1'/4 pipes round the stern. 

The Boiler: The boiler is a two drum water tube type, oil fired by a Riello burner (essentially a domestic central heating unit). It is fed by engine-driven pump and an injector (thought to be Metcalfe). 

Boiler Certification is valid to 5 July 2018 

There is a Windermere kettle, and controls for the burner, throttle, gearbox and whistle are all easily accessible from the steering position 

Internal layout and accommodation 

  • Galley: with Stratford N1910 solid fuel stove with small oven and 5 hot-plates. (Trevor has no gas installation). The sink has hand pumped water and there is a 12 Volt Electrolux fridge. 
  • Dinette: a two seater but the dinette converts to third berth when needed. 
  • Toilet compartment: has a porta-potti and hand basin. 
  • Saloon: with seating that converts to double berth for sleeping. There is also a small solid-fuel stove, not currently in use.
Described above in such a way as to provide steamboaters with what they need to know, in strictly narrowboat terms SNB Trevor is a classic looking 42' 'trad stern' boat with a cratch cover. Less exciting diesel engined narrowboats of her size are much sought after as they make compact and easily handled craft ideal for touring. She has a Boat Safety Certificate valid to 23 August 2021.

Price: £25,000 ono 

Contact: Ted Sedman, email: or tel: 01252 545432

For Sale

Steam Launch Casmilla


History: This well known launch built for former SBA President Nick Knight is for sale after 21 years with current owner Hugh Mothersole. 

Casmilla' is well equipped on a single axle break-back trailer. 

Hull: Frolic 18 and completed by Machin, Knight & Sons Ltd in 1983 

Boiler: Three drum water tube, 150psi, coal fired, injector and hand pump.  

Engine: 1½" + 3" x 2" Based on Stuart Turner No. 3, Stephenson's Link Reversing Gear, gear driven feed pump, keel condenser. 

£5,750 ono 

Contact: Hugh Mothersole 01787 222211 or

For Sale

Vintage Steam Tug SS Mashinist


The vessel has valid docs and was working in the port of St. Petersburg till the end of the last year, as a bilge water collecting vessel.  

Her silent steam engine is in working condition and can be demonstrated, however the intention is to preserve her machinery at least. 

No price ideas, no indications: interested parties are invited to inspect and then negotiate.  

History: Built 1957, Russia and with a Russian flag. Classed by the Russian River Register as a bilge water collecting vessel with class valid till 20.06.2017  

Hull: LOA 32.5 m / beam 8.00 m / depth 4.1 m 

Machinery: Triple expansion engine - "??-2" (PM-2) - 368 kW and single Scotch type boiler - "???-III" (KOZ-III) 1.5 MPa (designed pressure) - burning HFO . 

She has a fixed pitch propeller and carries a 100 cubic metre oily water collecting tank. 

Contact: Ivars Jankavs, Smilgas Shipping S&P Riga, Latvia email: web:

For Sale

Historic Cabin Launch Ilse Louise


History: The SL Ilse Louise was built in 1914 by Nicolaas Witsen, Alkmaar, Netherlands and today she is restored to 'as built' condition.  Overall length 10.5 m. beam 2.2 m. draught 0.8m. 

Seats can be converted into two beds and there is a galley and WC 

Hull: Steel

Salon: Teak, Chain steering. 

Propeller: Three blade bronze 21” dia. 

Engine: Triple expansion 76 + 122 + 200mm x 102mm , built in 2011 exhausting to keel condenser and hotwell. Power: 15 hp at 450 rpm & 14 bar. Stephenson link motion. Two feed pumps plus airpump.

Boiler: Vertical centre drum WT. built in 2011 contains approx 40 litres of water Working pressure: 14 bar Heating area: 4.2 m2 . Oil-fired with injector and handpump 

Price on request. 

Contact: Tjaard Schudde Kampen, Netherlands Email:

For Sale

Steam Launch Pollywog


SL 'Pollywog' is an old campaigner in the SBA fleet, but she has been in dry storage for over 20 years. 

Hull: Of unknown date and builder, clinker wood, LOA 16’, LWL 15’6”, beam 6’, painted blue, with tiller steering 

Engine: Built by John Barnett at Oxford, Stuart Turner 6A, comp 2.25” + 4” x 3”, keel condenser, eccentric driven feed pump, crosshead driven air pump, 300 rpm. 

Boiler: Pressure vessel built 1982 by Thames Steam launch Co., Chiswick, Boiler No.010, two drum WT, drums 6” dia x 22” long, 64 x 5/8” dia x 15” long tubes, 120 psi, hs 14 sqft, casing 23” x 23” x 24”, casing and extra large firebox for wood fuel built by owner. 

Prop: 3 blades, 17 x 24, 1.1/8” manganese bronze shaft. 

History: Boat hull formerly used around Portsmouth Harbour area, acquired in 1979. Steam plant built and fitted by John Barnett 1978 to 1984. The hull design and propeller arrangement almost identical with a 1930’s design called 'Pollywog' by a US naval architect William Deedes. She was steamed regularly until 1996. Engine currently out of the boat with everything stored in a dry garage since 1996. 

Contact: Offers please to John Emmett

For Sale

Launch Symphony


An exquisite steam launch hull, built to the highest standards. 

It is with great regret that I have decided to part with the boat I lavished so much care and attention on building, but due to my advancing years it is better that a new owner should appreciate its design, quality and ease of operation. Originally the launch was to be steam powered. The internal construction is designed to take steam power; however, during the build I decided to change to diesel, and the launch has only been operated for 32 hours as shown on the engine recorder.' 

Hull: 28 feet x 6.5 feet beam. Laminated structure consisting of 16mm cedar, two layers of glass fibre, then finished in 10mm of Brazilian mahogany. A GRP layer is also added to the interior upon which all structure is fastened by epoxy and glasscloth. It is of a typical counter stern design and follows that used on the launch Phil Moore's 'Garlandene'. The interior is constructed on profiled floor beams, topped by 12 mm ply and finished in Brazilian mahogany, all wood being first treated with a low viscosity epoxy coating, sanding and numerous coats of Epifanes full gloss varnish. 

Fit Out: The floor gratings are in 20 mm Iroko, finished in teak oil. All are removable as are the ply floor panels. The engine cover is hinged to reveal all for maintenance. Steering is by dual bronze and mahogany wheels connected by stainless wire cables to a stern quadrant. Either wheel can be deactivated (very useful when juniors wish to steer the vessel). The rudder stock is stainless, as is the rudder - which is also clad in wood and epoxy glass. 

The canopy is mounted on 32mm polished brass tubes locked into place by bayonet fittings and top thumbscrews. The removable cover is acrylic sailcloth, secured by awning type fasteners. The wooden frame can be split on the centreline and both halves stored in the boat during transport. An overall cover of sailcloth is available to fit the whole launch with ties. 

Engine: A new Yanmar 3 Cylinder diesel, type 3YM20 20HP. fStainless steel 10 gallon tank, a tank fuel indicator is fitted on the engine control panel. A Vetus engine control unit allows for various modes, viz engine only, neutral, ahead and astern, the resilient coupling and thrust bearing assembly connects the bronze propeller through a stainless shaft and water seal. The area surrounding the engine and the cover all are sound-lagged. 

Seating: Seat tops are solid mahogany and hinged to give access to storage lockers housing the main battery and the supply for the auto 'Whale' bilge pump control. Deck fittings are polished bronze, and the two pseudo ventilators on the bow actually house the two tone horn. The bow locker is 6 feet long and houses the galvanized anchor with chain and rope, bronze boathook, paddles and white mooring lines, plus space for crockery etc, and the fuel tank. 

Trailer: A brand new Indespension  4-wheel galvanised trailer, fully braked with an integral Triplelock security head is included. The trailer has been used just once to transport the launch from Windermere lake to its current place of storage. 

I am aware that several steam boats have been converted to either battery or diesel, but I consider this launch may already fulfil that requirement and would be pleased to discuss offers in the region of £28,500. 

Contact: Alan Howarth 01772 336346

For Sale

Steam Launch Garlandstone


Hull: 24ft long x 4ft 8 Beam. Oak and Mahogany. Skin 3 layers, copper riveted. Wood varnished and finished by Peter Freebody in Hurley at a cost of over £10,000.

Boiler: Ed Langley Vertical Firetube, coal fired. Mecanical shaft driven water feed pump and handpump. Just Professionally re-tubed by Manor Farm Engineering with boiler test.

Trailer: Breakback type complete with 4 new Indespension units, new wheels and tyres.

All this and cushions, covers, windows, Windermere kettle etc.

This beautiful one-off hulled boat with its vertical water cutting bow and counter stern leaves little wash when running. Easy to steam and capable of running all day. Would not be selling but for the fact I have been lucky to be offered and bought an even bigger steam boat.

You would find it difficult to find a nicer buy! Asking £22,000.

Phone Lyndon Bedford on 07973 919129 or email

For Sale

Frolic 18 Hull


Frolic 18 hull fitted out with mahoghany seats/lockers/deck. Needs some cosmetic work to restore interior. No means of propulsion, but fitted with 3/4" prop shaft and 14x20 prop, 12 gal water tank and keel condenser. Seat cushions included. Can deliver local to Norwich. An ideal 'blank canvas' for the prospective new owner.

Asking price £3250

Please make initial contact by email :

For Sale

Steam Launch Phoebe 2


See her on the SBA register


Hull:  Frolic 21’ beam 5’6” Boat safety certificate to June 2013


Engine: Lifu 10hp 2,1/4” + 4,3/4” x 3,1/22” circa 1895/6


Boiler: Mothersele of Chichester 1980 VFT propane fired tested to August 2013.


Over the past year I have had made a new cover for towing and wintering. The gas lines, regulator, non return valves, pig tails  etc have also all been replaced. The final simple piece still requires refitting to make the works complete. Only a one hour job.

The trailer has had a complete overhaul with new brake lines and shoes and a new towing hitch complete with a locking coupling. Also fitted new an electric winch and slave battery.


My reason for sale is simply that I never seem to be able to make the time to use her and as I age it becomes increasingly difficult physically.


She comes with all the bits and pieces you would expect fenders cordage etc and the asking price is £14,000


Please contact Andy Griggs 07976 351781

For Sale

Steam Launch


A stunning 29’6” Thames canoe built by Harry Chapman at Hobbs of Henley in 1920 and completely rebuilt with new longitudinal/diagonal mahogany planked hull. Very strong and light with fine lines and a part tunnel stern. Known history, TVBC dated information file and half model. Substantially complete, propeller shaft fitted, needs work on rudder., Original steering gear refurbished with new wheel.
Ready for fitting out and final varnishing.

Comes with a new R.M Trailer built for the boat with drop stern bunks to give full support
when trailing.

Price £18,000

Available to purchaser is a new Gordon Cheape triple expansion engine and side fired locomotive type boiler. The engine is 2½” + 3½” + 5” x 3” and is complete except for lubricator, running on air. Also included most fittings and pipe work to complete the installation.

Price £12,000

Both together £28,000

Contact Hugh Mothersole by email at

For Sale

Classic Steam Launch "Bramble" (Revised Pricing)


For Sale: A Real Classic: currently steaming the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, south Wales.

Launch: 27' LOA, Beam: 5'2"  Draft: 21" 116 year old Naval Pinnace, believed to have been converted for Lord Montague. Teak on oak ribs. Generally in sound condition with much new wood, particularly the top gunwales and rubbing strakes. Mahogany aft day cabin. Hull possibly by Simpson Strickland and Co Ltd. Straight stem and lovely counter stern, varnished. Wheel and tiller steering. Hull restored and plant fitted by L. D. Goldsmith in 1960’s. 1981 to J. Pownall, reconditioned by Tom Trevethick, Nottingham. 2011 restored by Beacon Park Boats.

Engine: Built c1886 by Simpson & Denison, Dartmouth, Kingdon patent 2 crank double tandem comp, 1 1/2" + 1 1/2"+3"+3" X 3", sv, SLRG, Xhead driven air and feed pumps, keel condenser.

Boiler: David Beale design fitted in 1997, build by Precision Steam, Tiverton. Very economical, easy to light and very quite to steam, cold to steam in under 40 minutes on coal and wood.

Prop: 3 blades 17" dia.

Trailer: twin axial, braked trailer with support pads designed for Bramble

Regularly in steam, and all in very workable condition, an easy boat to steam and handle.

Contact: John Tilley Tel: 01530 814 224 0780 164 0175

Price: All Offers Considered


An SBA member is seeking the right boat!


Christopher Way is an experienced steam man and he’s looking for a small traditional steamboat (along the lines of ‘Billow’)  but not with a strip plank or plywood hull.. He’s also after a Southworth feed pump. ‘A confidential cash transaction is assured’.  Contact him on 07860 158164

For Sale

Steam Saloon Launch, Lady Constance


This beautiful steam boat was built to the Athena Class design of 1914 (modified) by Glyn Lancaster Jones between 2004-06 and measures 26'4" in length with a beam of 5'6" and a draft of 1'6" and displacing 1250kg.  Constructed using marine ply and epoxy, diagonally opposed with three layers on the bottom and two layers on the sides. There is an aft saloon with space for six.  Steering is by a Shilling rudder and a narrow bladed prop. The engine (compound) was built in 2004 by Sam Wilkinson and is of the Slavery design, with valve(s), sv, pumps: fp, ap, condenser (20' vacuum). No23. 6hp @ 600rpm. The boiler is a Lune Valley type 2-drum built in 2003 by G.L. Jones. The Craft is fuelled by 150psi modified GLJ/Wilkinson/Haas, No9, 4-jet vaporising burner using pressurised 28sec Kerosene heating oil.

Lady Constance is now in need of a new home so that she can be enjoyed on the water rather than in a collection where she is currently situated.   The owner is looking for £39,500 ovno.  Should you be interested in viewing the boat and for further information please contact Tony Wilde on 07500 445323 or email

For Sale

Passenger Steam Launch “Gallant”


Steam Launch “Gallant” has been operating successfully as a trip boat on the River Fowey in Cornwall for the past 26 years and is now for sale, owner retiring.

The “Gallant” measures 30 ft by 6’10” by 2’6”, Carville Construction, larch on sawn oak frames, iroko decks, 10 HP Semple V-twin engine, water tube coal-fired boiler.

This is a rare opportunity to acquire a fully operational and licensed passenger boat, which can operate on narrow canals and open water.

Offers in the region of £30,000

Contact Clive Lee at or 01726 833278


Steam Launch


I am facing immediate divorce unless I either dispense with steam boating entirely or find a bigger vessel!

If any other SBA member is contemplating selling a cabin launch, of princely dimensions and specification or otherwise, please contact me on 01439 772188 or email details to





For Sale

Stuart Turner "S" Type Engine


Stuart Turner S, piston valve, fully enclosed single. 

This is a 1936-built engine that started life as a generator engine in a small coastal tanker. 

This specimen is unique in that many years ago it was fitted by the SBA’s Brian Smith, rather ingeniously, with Stephenson’s Link reversing gear, which works very positively. 

This ‘S’ does not have a governor.

£500 + delivery cost.

Please contact Contact: David Coates

For Sale

Edwards Air Pump and Twin Feed Pumps


Edwards bronze air pump and two ram type feed pumps, Weight 6kg


Please contact Douglas Taylor tel: 01475 687395

For Sale

Combined Air and Feed Pump


Combined feed and air pump, chain driven, weight 20 kg

£ 215

Please contact Douglas Taylor on tel: 01475 687395

For Sale

Two drum water tube steam boiler


Pressure vessel is complete and water tight but needs testing before putting into use.

Built to an SBA approved design, the boiler drawing is included in sale. Drums .485mm long. 168.3mm OD. Overall height of Casing 607 mm.

This boiler is a proven design which has been successfully used in Lightning, Silkie and others.

Needs grate, ashpan, funnel and boiler casing finishing to complete. Supplied with water gauge fittings and 150psi pressure gauge.

A ½ inch tube expander used to expand the copper tubes is included in the sale.

Priced at £1000.

Contact Tony Cundick
tel:- 01672 810611

For Sale

2 cylinder compound


One 2 cylinder compound steam engine with 25 hp and 350 rpm.

This engine is a copy from 1901.

The engine which its for sale its not finished and will be sold only by parts.

The red engine shows only the finished  engine and its not for sale. For sale its the green engine.

More details by questions. The price is open to offers.

Contact R.Pfeil (Austria) Email : 


For Sale

Historic Seekings twin


Believed to be built by J. J. Seekings & Co of Gloucester in 1888 or thereabouts. Seekings were taken over by Sissons in 1889. Only one other Seekings engine is known to exist. The engine was originally built for a gentleman’s Thames yacht, but its exact history thereafter is rather unknown. It ended up in a scrapyard at some time in the 1960’s and was later restored and fitted to a Foden steam wagon as the winch engine. I purchased it as a working engine for fitting to my narrowboat, but never got around to doing so. The twin simple engine, 4⅝” + 4⅝” x 5½” stroke, is fitted with SLRG. It is large and heavy, standing 36½” high, the bedplate is approximately 17” x 23½”. It rotates freely with no apparent bearing wear and inspection of the bores shows these are in good order. Sold as seen.

£3000 Geoff Thorne   07909 681134  (Staines, Mddx)


Engine drawings


For maintenance reasons, I am looking for the drawings of Cyril Taylor 2¼" + 3½" x 2½" Compound steam engine.

Thanks in advance.

Please email Kim at

For Sale

Compound engine


Compound engine, 50 +75 x 60 based on Reeves Commander castings BUT with re-designed valve gear incorporating valve stem guides and altered link geometry – test run on above boiler

Material cost  £2345

Reasonable offers considered

Contact Roger Eske  
Phone: 01785 780318     
E- mail:


Boiler for Stuart Turner 6A


New boiler for Stuart 6A compound steam engine. Steam required: 250 lbs/hr at 150 psi.

Please email details to

For Sale

Rare 1903 Hyler White Steam Engine


Twin cylinder double acting simple, 2” bore  x 2” stroke, piston valves with reversing gear, comes with original boiler feed pump and throttle valve.

Comes with a complete set of copies of the original construction and machining build instructions (1903 English Mechanic & World of Science).

Could be seen running under steam by arrangement. Ideal for a steam launch, owned for the last 48 years.


Email or call Chris Hutchinson on 07967-830223.

For Sale

Single Cylinder Engine


Steamboat Project
2" bore X 4" stroke. 

All moving parts are on roller bearings, including the eccentrics.  Comes with dog clutch and boiler feed pumps.  A V belt pulley is incorporated in the flywheel to drive a generator underneath.

Sensible offers accepted

Contact Ken Wickham on 01270 750389

For Sale

Single Cylinder Engine


Steamboat Project
2 1/2" bore X 3 1/2" stroke. 

All moving parts are on roller bearings, including the eccentrics.  Comes with dog clutch and boiler feed pumps.  A V belt pulley is incorporated in the flywheel to drive a generator underneath.

Sensible offers accepted

Contact Ken Wickham on 01270 750389



Free to good home



Free: Two 9" Portholes: Glazed and opening. 7" window and very thick, marine specification.

Available free from Ian Broadley in Rhu, 20miles west of Glasgow on Gareloch Tel: 01436 820868.

For Sale

Various Items From the Estate of Tom Peebles of Tallisker Fame


Items for sale from the estate of the late Tom Peebles.

  • Propeller: 18 x 24 ins. Taper 1 ¼ down to 1 ins over 3 1/8 ins length.
  • Boat tent: Length 6 metres, width 3.25 m, height in centre 3 m, height at sides 2.25m. Frame clips together, currently has mains strip lighting which could be included in sale.
  • Pump – gear type: Fixing face OD 5 ¼ ins, ID 3 ¾ ins. Fixing holes 4.6 ins between centres. Drive OD 0.87 ins ID 0.5 ins
  • Engine to shaft muff coupling: Fixing face OD 5 ins, ID 2 ins, Bolt holes 4 ¼ ins between centres Length 3 3/4 ins, ID 1 ¼ ins.
  • Oil troughs x 2: Back plate 6 ins long – holes 5.5 ins between centres trough 4 ins long, 2.25 ins wide x 2.25 ins deep.
  • Small hand pump: Total 9 ¾ ins long. Pump body 7 ins long, 1 ¼ OD
  • Crossland 6690 fuel filter.
  • Cylinder closing plate castings: 3 step casting:- Top OD 4 ins, steps 2.88 ins & 1.78 ins. Step thicknesses Top 0.45 ins, middle 0.38 ins bottom 0.65 ins. 2 step casting:- Top OD taper from 4 ins to 3.96 ins. step 2.9 ins. Step thicknesses Top 0.4 ins, bottom 0.65 ins
  • Ball valves 2 off. ½ ins
  • Gate valves 2 off ¾ ins
  • Gate valve handles. 2 x 2 ins diam – ¼ ins square hole. 2 x 1 3/8 ins diam 1/5 ins square all fresh green paint
  • Greasers 2 off OD 2 x 1¼ ins 
  • Pressure Gauges: 
    • OD 2 5/8 reads to 20 bar, 300 psi.
    • OD 2 5/8 reads from minus 1 bar, 30 psi to plus 4 bar, 60 psi.
    • OD 2 5/8 reads to 12.5 bar 200 psi
    • OD 1 5/8 reads 60 psi, 400 kPa 2 off
  • Vacuum gauge: OD 2 ins connection at rear.
  • Whistles 1 x single and 1 x triple (needs attention to work)
  • Trailer rollers – rubber faced, 20 off, some new, 8 ins long, OD 2 ¼ ins, ID ½ ins
  • Edgecumbe Multimeter Model 6 type 2 In carrying case with instructions. Batteries not included.
  • Table Saw for wood, blade can be angled.

  • Maypole Electric winch: 12 volt, for vehicle or trailer mounting.

  • Wizard 140 electric welder with 2 packets of electrodes.

  • Wood working tools: Brace and bits up to 7/8th ins; Stanley plane; shaping planes, various profiles; chisels.

  • Tool boxes, 2 plastic, one large, one small; 1 metal, 1 material.

I am selling these items for Lynne Peebles so your generous offers for any items will be appreciated.

For more information, dimensions etc., please contact Roger Martin:
tel: 0141 776 4430. 

Here are some pictures!

For Sale



Used trailer designed for Frolic 18. (The red one in the photos).

Contact: More information from and offers to same.




Boiler Injector. Penberthy 00-21 or equal (smallest model in the range with 3/8 inch pipe connections). Please contact Danish member Lars Hansen on email:

For Sale



Steam gauge Dewrance 0-200psi, 5 inches dia
Traction Gauge 0-500psi, 5 inches dia
Steam Gauge 0-100psi 3.5inches dia

Offers invited Tel Oxford 01865865670

For Sale

Model steam ship


Model steam ship  "Patricia . reg London" (painted on the stern). Scale 1/48.  Hull 57 in long. All steel soldered and well engineered. The superstructure is also steel  with lots of details -anchors winches  Bollards? etc.   Twin screws 3ins dia are gear driven and are designed to operate in contra rotation. The steam engine twin cylinder horizontal slide valve has a steam boiler feed pump and displacement lubricator.  The boiler is a Yarrow type  main upper tube and 2 mud drums. Delivery steam pipe is superheated. Boiler has water gauge and pressure gauge. Hand pump and cocks also fitted in the hull. It is designed to be heated by a gas torch and there is plenty of room in the hull to house a largish gas cylinder. The hull would have taken a good deal of patience to construct. It is a large soldering job with all the problems of heat transfer and keeping the panels in situ.

The model needs a new paint job and the decks could be cleaned up and possibly wooden decking placed on top of the steel sub deck.  I can just about carry it but it is getting too much for me now.

Difficult to value precisely it is a "One off" but I guess the twin engine is about £300, boiler about £250 and the hull who knows ?  I am open to offers. 

I have made fairly feeble efforts to research the origin of the prototype, but I learn that there was a Trinity House vessel "Patricia " but I have not found anything else.  It looks like a coastal passenger vessel of the Edwardian period.

Contact Harry Webster, Email: Tel: 01865 865670, Location: Oxfordshire





Wanted Sydney Smith No2 size steam siren which is slightly larger than the illustrated No1 size.

Contact Reg W. Dean

For Sale

 Safety Valves



I have 2 Nabic 3/4" Safety Valves for sale if anyone interested. Happy to sell them singly. Both about 20 years old and (roughly) set for 125 psi. I think the existing springs, which are in fair condition, would be ok in the range 100 to 150 psi; outside that new ones can be got from Nabic. They are of the 'high lift' type and are ex 'Adamant'.

Contact me Philip martino by email ( if interested, they will go on Ebay soon.

Sensible offers please as they are about £200 new from Heritage Steam Supplies

For Sale

 The Steam Launch Book


The Steam Launch' by Richard M Mitchell. It is in excellent condition. Buyer collects or pays postage. Price: £30.

Phone: Everett Leeds on 01737 247399

For Sale

 Boat building jigs


Steamboat Projectundefined

Boat building jigs for Selway Fisher 'Isjell' launch hull for strip plank construction. Forms, legs and bolts only - note no strongback. Could be cut down to make formers for a smaller launch if required.

I bought these second hand to build my own launch but ran out of time and cash. Items are currently in store in my Sister's barn in West Worcestershire. Buyer to collect please.


Contact Colin by email or tel 01905 611617


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