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Model Type 
Year built  1933
Weight (as plated)  10 ton
Works No.  87125
Reg No.  VG 5715
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A fantastic looking, ready-to-go Tandem Roller of 1933.

A unique opportunity to own something a very rare. 

This roller was supplied new to Norwich Corporation on the 3rd August 1933, becoming number 8 in their fleet. It is believed that the roller was requisitioned during the war years and put onto airfield work in East Anglia. It is ideally suited to this work for its ability to raise steam quickly.

In 1946 the roller was bought by well-known scrap man Ben Jordan of Coltishall, Norfolk. By 1954 it had been purchased by George Cushing of Thursford, Norfolk and later ending up with well-known scrap men and engine dealers Potter Brothers of East Dereham, Norfolk.

The roller was purchased for preservation in 1971 by Andrew Melrose of Tickenham, North Somerset. By this stage the roller was in a completely derelict condition, and in need of a complete rebuild

Andrew undertook a 16 year restoration returning the roller to steam in 1987. The roller was regularly rallied until 1998 when it was last seen in public at the Great Dorset Steam Fair.

Purchased by the current owners in September 2006 and has undergone a complete strip down and repaint. The boiler has been re tubed 89 in total, and a new canopy made. 2013 was the first time this roller was in steam and the first time it attended a rally for 15 years.

Marshall Sons and Co. Ltd of Gaisnborough built only 21 of this design. The range consisted of seven sizes from 4 to 10 tonnes.

Designed to deal with the new in vogue tarmacadam, asphalt and bituminous surfaces of the 1920’s, the roller can be instantly reversed eliminating ‘dwell’ and features steam power steering.

The roller is the sole 10 ton version of this model in existence, the only other example being an 8 ton version in the Tokamaru Steam Museum, New Zealand. It truly is a sorted example, guranteed to turn heads on the road and rallyfield. Having recently undergone work, boiler-wise and mechanically, it is good to go for the foreseeable. 


This roller is not currently based at our premises, however viewing can be arranged, please get in touch for further info. 



For more information or to arrange a viewing, speak to Matt or Sean on 01392 833301 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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