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Vintage Steamship
S.S. "SUCCESS"
An unusual opportunity to buy a complete and operating passenger carrying steamship. S.S. "Success" was built 1897 and completely restored 1994. 38.5 Mtrs Long x 7.15 Mtrs Beam. Certified for carrying up to 110 passengers, the vessell has a pair of triple expansion steam engines and twin oil fired 'Scotch' type boilers, all in excellent condition. The interior of the vessel is lavishly equipped and furnished. All modern construction and safety features are incorporated, together with numberous useful and interesting additions, such as auxiliary diesel propulsion and even a steam calliope!
Price: P.O.A.

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PADDLESTEAMER
"PHOENIX"
A well known and handsome steam driven sternwheel paddlesteamer.
Designed by Uffa Fox, built 1968.
LOA: 32', LWL: 23' 8", Beam: 6' 10", Draft: 1'
With twin horizontal engines, 3" + 3" x 18"
Merryweather coal fired vertical boiler.

Price: P.O.A.

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J.I. THORNYCROFT
Compound Marine Engine
7" + 10" x 8" Cylinders
A very special and handsome compound marine engine, built 1878 by J.I.THORNYCROFT & Co. of Chiswick. ex. river steamer "Beatrice", originally fitted to torpedo boat TB53. (A sister engine powered the torpedo boat HMS "Mosquito".) This exceptionally finely made engine is on turned columns with slide valves on HP and LP cylinders, with attached feed pump.

Price: P.O.A.

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LOBNITZ
Triple Expansion Marine Engine
A large and impressive triple expansion steam engine by Lobnitz of Paisley, Scotland. built in 1957 and possibly one of the very last reciprocating marine engines made in the UK. Approx. 1,000 H.P. with cylinders 13" + 22" + 34" x 22" stroke. This engine is 15 Ft long x 6 Ft wide x 12 Ft high, est weight around 20 tonnes.
Price: P.O.A.

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GEBRÜDER SACHSENBERG
1897 Compound Marine Engine
210 mm + 365 mm x 31 mm Cylinders
Approx 45 - 50 IHP.
By Gebrueder Sachsenberg of Rosslau, Germany. Turned front columns, cast back standards. Slide valves on HP and LP cylinders. Attached air, condenser circ. & boiler feed pumps. A beautifully restored early German marine engine.

Price: GBP £45,000.

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SISSONS
50 H.P. Triple Expansion Engine
3" + 6" + 8" x 6" Cylinders.
Approx 37" High, Bed 3 Ft Long x 19" Wide.
With attached boiler feed, air and circ pumps.
In excellent condition, little used.

Price: GBP £19,500.
SOLD

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A.G. MUMFORD
Steam Yacht Type
Compound Marine Engine

Thought to be by A.G. Mumford, Colchester, c1910.
5" + 10" x 8" Cylinders with Slide Valves.
Stephenson link reversing gear.
Twin air pumps and boiler feed pumps.
Approx 42" High, Bed 40" Long x 18" Wide.
A very well made Mumford engine probably designed for a small steam yacht.
In good, original condition.

Price: GBP £16,000.

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HERRESHOFF ?
Triple Expansion Marine Engine
4 3/4" x 7 1/2" x 12" + 6" Cylinders.
High speed launch engine of about 40 H.P.
Probably made by Herreshoff of Rode Island, USA.
p.v. to H.P. Cyl, s.v. to M.P. & L.P. Cyls.
C/L crank to underside frame: 6".
Length inc base: 38", overall: 44"
Width inc base: 16", overall 26" x Height: 38".
Incomplete and in need of major restoration.
This is a very unusual high power to weight engine designed for a high speed launch.

Price: GBP £3,500.

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350 H.P. Compound
Marine engine

18" + 31" x 16" Cylinders
Approx 336 IHP at 130 r.p.m.
Turned front columns, cast back standards.
Stevenson link reversing gear.
Complete with pump, lubricators and thrust bearings. Built 1893 in Jonkoping, Sweden.
In good condition.

Price: GBP £20,000.

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RANSOMES, SIMS & JEFFERIES
Compound Marine Engine
With Radial Valve Gear
Approx 35 H.P.
~ Built c1905 ~
Complete with boiler, propeller and auxiliaries.
In good, original condition.

Price: GBP £12,000.

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Compound Launch Engine
120 + 250 x 117 mm Cylinders
A continental built launch engine with link motion reversing gear. On turned front columns and cast back standards, with integral surface condensiver. A high quality launch engine of around 40-50 HP @ 250 rpm, at 150 psi.

Price: P.O.A.

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Compound Launch Engine
A very nice compound steam launch marine engine, slide valve with full Stephenson link reversing gear. Recently removed from a river launch, in good condition and ready for use.
SOLD

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Compound
Marine Engine

8" + 16" x 8" Cylinders with Slide Valves.
A very high class 2 cylinder engine of approx 60H.P. built for the Admiralty in 1942 at the LNER workshops, for use in a harbour service launch. Crosshead driven boiler feed, air and bilge pumps. All mounted on turned steel columns, and with integral thrust block. Engine believed fully restored mechanically, and ready for installation in a suitable hull.

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PHILLIPS
Compound Marine Engine
Approx 5 3/4" + 11 1/2" x 8" Cylinders
Ex Admiralty, from a pinnace.
~ Built c1930 ~
With link reversing gear.
On turned columns.
Weight approx 200 KG.
Unrestored but in reasonable condition.

SOLD

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HARRISON & Co.
Compound Marine Engine
Built in Lowestoft c1900
6" + 12" x 7" Cylinders with Slide Valves
A high quality launch engine.
On six turned columns.
With attached air, feed and bilge pumps.
Unrestored, but believed complete.
With spares for second engine.

Price: GBP £7,000.

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ROWHEDGE
IRON WORKS

Compound
Marine Engine
10.5" + 22" x 14" Cylinders
Approx 125 - 150 H.P.
Turned front columns, cast back standards.
P.V. on H.P. & S.V. on L.P.
Attached feed and bilge pumps.
Built 1945 in Colchester, Essex.
Wt approx. 2.5 tonnes.

SOLD

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COMPOUND
Marine Engine
2" + 5" x 6" Cylinders
With slide valves, on cast standards.
Wt est 250 Kg.
An early marine steam engine of elegant design.
In restored condition.

Price: GBP £7,500.

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H. GUY & Co.
Compound Launch Engine
Cylinders 2 1/2" + 5" x 4 1/2"
A nice early 20th century reversing steam launch engine with attached air and boiler feed pumps and slide valves, on cast standards. Approx 10 IHP. Made by H. Guy & Co. of Cowes, I.O.W. c1908.
In excellent condition.

Price: GBP £7,500.

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SIMPSON STRICKLAND
Compound Launch Engine
Cylinders 3" + 1 1/2" x 2 1/2"
Overall 19" High x 17" Long x 10 1/2" Wide.
A very nice lightweight launch engine by the 'Rolls-Royce' of marine engine builders, Simpson Strickland of Dartmouth. Cross compound with slide valves and Stevenson link reversing gear, and provision integral boiler feed and air pumps. Cylinder covers complete with maker's engraved caps. This small and elegant compound engine suitable for a medium sized river launch.
In nice original condition.

Price: 9,000.

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SIMPSON STRICKLAND
Tandem Compound Launch Engine
Cylinders 3" + 1 1/2" x 3"
Overall 29" High x 10" Long x 11" Wide.
This is an extremely unusual, if not unique tandem compound marine steam engine, with reversing gear and integral boiler feed and air pumps. Throught to be by Simpson Strickland of Dartmouth, c1900. This engine is of an elegant design suitable for a small Thames type launch, and with it's small footprint and low weight will provide an excellent power to weight/space ratio. In nice original condition.

Price: P.O.A.

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COMPOUND LAUNCH ENGINE
A British made steam launch engine.
1 1/2" + 3 1/2" x 4" Cylinders
Approx 27" High, and 14" x 12" Wide at Feet.
A circa 1920's design with piston valves.
Suitable for a steam launch.
In good original condition.

Price: GBP £5,500.

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STEAM PLANT
3 Cylinder Steam Launch Engine
An unusual design of 4" bore cylinders with
attached air & feed pumps and bronze condenser.
4" + 4" + 4" x 4" Cylinders with Slide Valves.
Approx 24" High, Bed 3 Ft Long x 13 1/2" Wide.
In original condition.

Price: GBP £6,500.

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WILLANS
3 Cylinder Steam Launch Engine
~ A 'modern' design, built 1880's ~
Very rare enclosed engine with reversing gear.
2" x 4 1/2" Cylinders ~ Approx 30" High.
A very rare small enclosed marine steam engine.
Designed for a small steam launch.
In good original condition.
Possibly the earliest Willans in existence
and a museum worthy engine.

Price: GBP £8,500.

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OUTRIDGES PATENT
Rotary Steam Launch Engine
This is an extremely rare, vane type reversable steam engine of around 4 - 5 H.P. believed made to Outridges patent in the mid 1880's.
Designed for small, high speed river launches, these rotaty engines were claimed to provide an excellent power to weight ratio and to achieve the then unheard of speed of 12 1/4 m.p.h!

Price: GBP £6,500.

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TWIN HIGH PRESSURE
Steam Launch Engine
3" + 3" x 4" Cylinders
30" High, Base 16" x 12". Max length 23".
Slide valve with link reversing gear.
A nicely proportioned twin cylinder launch
engine on six turned columns and with
attached boiler feed pumps.
Maker unknown..?..

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TWIN HIGH PRESSURE
Marine Engine
2" + 2" x 4 1/4" Cylinders
29" High, Base 12" x 12".
Solid disc flywheel.
In good condition.

Price: GBP £4,000.

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TWIN HIGH PRESSURE
Steam Engine
2 1/2" + 2 1/2" x 3" Cylinders
20" High, on Base 22" x 12".
A Marine type steam engine with slide valves
on six turned columns and with solid flywheel.
10" Dia flywheel.
In good condition.

Price: GBP £2,750.

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REIDS
Twin High Pressure
Marine Engine

By Reids of Glasgow, c1900.
2.5" + 2.5" x 4" Cylinders
Slide valves with link reversing gear.
In good condition.

Price: GBP £2,750.

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Single Cylinder
Marine Engine
Approx 3 1/2" x 2" Cylinder
An attractive single cylinder high speed
piston valved marine engine on four turned columns.
With a solid disc flywheel.
Wt approx 90 Kg.
For sale in good condition.

Price: P.O.A.

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Single Cylinder
Launch Engine
Approx 3 1/2" x 2" Cylinder
Base 13" x 13", 21" high overall.
An attractive single cylinder high speed
steam launch engine on four turned columns.
With a solid disc flywheel.
Wt approx 90 Kg.
In good, restored condition.

Price: GBP £2,750.

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LACK
Single Cylinder Launch Engine
Approx 4" x 4" Cylinder
Base 18" x 14", 32" high overall.
Slide valve with link reversing gear.
An attractive single cylinder steam launch
engine on turned columns with
attached boiler feed pump.
Solid disc flywheel.
Wt approx 70 Kg.
In good, restored condition.

Price: GBP £3,500.

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GUY
Single Cylinder Marine Engine
Approx 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" Cylinder
Built in Southampton c1900.
Slide valve with link reversing gear.
A small, single cylinder steam launch engine of elegant design.
Wt approx 70 Kg.

THIS ENGINE IS CURRENTLY UNDER RESTORATION..
PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR DETAILS.

Price: P.O.A.

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SIMPSON STRICKLAND
Auxiliary Marine Engine
Approx 3 1/2" x 4" Cylinder
Piston valve, on 4 turned columns.
Approx 21" High, solid flywheel 8" Dia.
A very rare, high quality small marine engine
made for auxiliary use in small steam boats.
In excellent condition.

Price: GBP £4,000.

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A.G. MUMFORD
Single Cylinder
Circulating Pump Engine
Single Cylinder Engine 2" x 3 1/2" Stroke.
Approx 25" high.
In good condition.

Price: GBP £3,000.
SOLD

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STUART
6A Twin Cylinder Marine
Engine Castings Set

Approx. 3" x 2 1/2" + 4" Cylinders
A set of unmachined ferrous main castings for a Stuart twin cylinder reversing marine engine. This engine has cast back standards and set is complete with castings for boiler feed pump. A great starting place to build your own brand new engine! (Castings for these engines are no longer available from Stuart.) Suitable for a circa 20 Ft steam launch.

SOLD

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Single Cylinder Steam Engine
Approx 1 3/4" x 2 3/4" Cylinder
A German made vertical reversing steam engine, set up as a stationary engine with governor mechanism, but could also be used in a steam boat.
A very nicely made and attractive little engine.
23" high overall including wooden base.

Price: GBP £3,500.


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