RN Dockyard Portable Steam Boiler
RN Dockyard Portable Steam Boiler
RN Dockyard Portable Steam Boiler

A large and powerful portable steam boiler built for the Admiralty (Royal Navy) as a dockyard boiler, to be used for dockside testing, etc.

Coal-fired and substantial welded construction, including heavy wheels.  Large collapsable chimney. Complete with a Worthington-Simpson duplex feed pump, bracket mounted on one side and various boiler fittings including safety valves and water level gauges.

Fully restored and for sale in very good condition, with new boiler certificates.

£ P.O.A.
14 Ft 6″ Steam Launch “CHATWIN”
14 Ft 6″ Steam Launch “CHATWIN”
14 Ft 6″ Steam Launch “CHATWIN”

Length overall 14’ 6”

This beautiful craft was built in the early nineties, recently restored and maintained to a very high standard.

A replica of a Welsh steam launch of c1855. The heavy-duty GRP hull is dressed in mahogany from the laid decks to the curved combings, this took a craftsman three years to complete. Hull houses six-storage lockers under the seating with additional fore and aft peak storage, plus two further water storage tanks.

 

Open launch Hull:

  • Size:                         LOA- 14’ 6” LWL 14’ Beam 5’ Draft 1’ 6”.
  • Construction:            White GRP hull and decks with Brazilian mahogany laid deck, thwarts, lockers and full interior trim.
  • Build:                          Hull only built 1991 by Gibbs and Thurston at Edmonton.
  • Fit out:                       1991-94.

 

Engine – Single 2.25″ x 2.5″:

  • Design:                      Cyril Taylor
  • Construction:            C.T. castings the crank is machined from solid EN8. A larger Stuart Turner flywheel is fitted
  • Builder:                      John Hill
  • Drive:                         Drive is from the flywheel end with a Stevenson link reverse, through stainless shaft and 14 x24 bronze prop.

 

Boiler – Water tube coils:

  • Design:                      Blackstaff 5A Marine
  • Construction:            All copper 1995
  • Working pressure:   100 PSI.
  • Type approval:         SBA
  • Fuel:                           Paraffin/Kerosene through vaporising burner.
  • Fuel tank:                  19.5 litres in high-pressure tank.

 

Unlike most steam locomotives, the plant recycles the water/steam passing the waste steam through a heat exchanger before exiting the hull and passing through underwater condensing tubes before re-entering the hull and reservoiring in the stainless steel hot well, situated ahead of the boiler. A piston pump driven by the engine through a toothed belt draws the water from the hot well and pushes into the pressurised system through a non-return valve. Inevitably, water is lost in this process so additional water is carried on board in forward tanks, balanced on port and starboard and using a two-way selector valve additional fresh water can be pumped into the system, Water can also be supplied from these tanks to be drawn in by a steam injector.  After a day’s steaming, the system can be blown down through a discharge outlet through the hull. A nice touch is the “Windermere Kettle” for making hot fresh tea. The boiler runs on kerosene on a non-vented pressurised system. In essence, the fuel is introduced through the sealing filler on the foredeck until the system is full which is indicated by an internal drain to a container. The system is then sealed and pressurised to about 120 PSI through a foot pump the air pressure being stored in a high pressure air vessel located in the forepeak and as indicated on a pressure gauge. The burner is similar to a blowlamp vaporising the fuel. By passing over the burners then back through the jets. This is controlled by a needle valve controlling the liquid and then a gas valve located in the front of the boiler.

S.L Chatwin is offered for sale in fully restored condition, benefiting from a new unfired boiler, new engine, trailer, cover, and detailed inventory.

£ P.O.A.
Paddle Steamer “MONARCH”
Paddle Steamer “MONARCH”
Paddle Steamer “MONARCH”

P.S. Monarch is a 42 Ft paddle steamer licensed for 12 passengers and  sheis reputedly the smallest commercial paddle steamer in the world with all the features and charm of her bigger sisters.

42 feet long

7 feet 9 inches beam (14 feet including paddle sponsons)

Hull is flat bottomed with a fine entry and a counter stern, drawing 21”. It was made by Bob Deards of Stargate Marine. Fore and aft Vetus thrusters are fitted.

Compound Marine Engine 4 1/2” HP, 8” LP and 10 ½” stroke by Staniforth Engineering, Rochester.

Boiler feed pump and air pump are engine driven off the little ends by rocking beams.

The engine exhausts into an inboard condenser then to a hotwell, to be pumped back into the boiler. Cooling water to the condenser is provided by a 12v centrifugal pump.

The boiler is a scotch dry back type built by Chatham Steam, fired by diesel fuel through a Riello 240v burner.

240v power is supplied by a Paguro diesel yacht generator.

The saloon and wheel house are wood, the boiler room housing is steel.

£ P.O.A.
EVANS 2 x 1″ Banjo Type Rotative Steam Pump
EVANS 2 x 1″ Banjo Type Rotative Steam Pump
EVANS 2 x 1″ Banjo Type Rotative Steam Pump

A bulkhead mounting rotative ‘banjo’ type steam pump by Joseph Evans & Co, Wolverhampton.

2 x 1″ Cylinders.

For sale in good unrestored condition.

£ P.O.A.
CLARKSON Steam Bus Generator Set
CLARKSON Steam Bus Generator Set
CLARKSON Steam Bus Generator Set

A very rare Crompton & Co. steam driven electrical generator set from a Clarkson steam bus.

High speed enclosed vertical engine with twin 1 3/4″ x 2″ cylinders. Pressure regulated steam valve. Mated to a dynamo and mounted on a cast aluminium baseplate.

For sale in good original condition.

£ P.O.A.
SOLD
RANSOMES 2½ NHP Portable Steam Engine
RANSOMES 2½ NHP Portable Steam Engine
RANSOMES 2½ NHP Portable Steam Engine

2½ NHP Single Cylinder

No. 34240 ~ Built 1923

This very attractive small portable by Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies is of the desirable 2½ NHP size, making it easily transportable. A later example, this unusual engine was built along Ruston Hornsby lines (Ruston worked together with Ransomes as fellow members of the A.E.G.). Originally exported to South Africa where it spent it’s working life, this engine is complete with a rear wheel brake (not fitted) and Pickering governor.

Carefully restored to a very high standard to the last few years, this engine is now well presented and includes small details such as a chimney lever bar and chains, etc.

SOLD

£20,000.00
3 Inch Scale Tasker Traction Engine
3 Inch Scale Tasker Traction Engine
3 Inch Scale Tasker Traction Engine

A well made 3 Inch Scale Tasker “Little Giant” single cylinder agricultural traction engine.

£ P.O.A.
GILBERT GILKS Turbine Water Pump
GILBERT GILKS Turbine Water Pump
GILBERT GILKS Turbine Water Pump

A flat belt driven turbine water pump by Gilbert Gilkes of Kendal, UK.

Approx 10 HP.

Built c1935

£ P.O.A.
SOLD
7¼ Inch Gauge LNER A4 Locomotive
7¼ Inch Gauge LNER A4 Locomotive
7¼ Inch Gauge LNER A4 Locomotive

This is an excellent working miniature built by an experienced model engineer from works drawings of the Sir Nigel Gresley designed A4 Pacific 4-6-2 steam locomotive. For sale in excellent condition.

SOLD

£ P.O.A.