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Model Type   D5 Single Cylinder
Manufacturer  Fowler
Works No.  16276
Year Built  1924
Dry Weight (approx.)   10 ton
Gears  2-speed
Boiler Test  Hydraulic carried out in 2019 
Price  SOLD

 

We are pleased to announce we have commissioned to sell this nicely presented Fowler D5 Single Cylinder of 1924 on behalf of the current owners, after nearly 30 years of ownership.

Manufactured by John Fowler & Co. (LEEDS) Ltd with a boiler dated as 1924 as a D5 Single Cylinder 10-ton Roller. The records suggest it was originally registered in the UK then shipped to an agent in Ireland where it spent its life working for a quarry owner. At some point prior during its working life, it was allegedly involved in an accident which severely damaged the front rolls. Having survived into preservation in this unfortunate state, it eventually made its way to Scotland where an assessment was made of the damage; the decisions were made at this point by the previous owner to have the boiler professionally repaired by Babcock Construction under the supervision of Plant Safety Ltd and to convert it into the traction engine arrangement presented today. This process was started by the previous owner and completed by the current owners who have looked after and enjoyed the ownership of this well-presented engine for the past couple of decades. Very well known in its circles in Scotland, this one certainly caused a stir as it came down the country to our premises near Exeter for sale.

In terms of boiler history, the most recent hydraulic was carried out commercially in 2019, at which point a new set of tubes were fitted. Accompanying this engine is a very extensive folder detailing the boiler testing history back to 1988; for more details of the boiler history and its current condition, genuinely interested parties are encouraged to contact us as Berrybrook for a discussion and to request a copy of the relevant certification.

The engine is for sale today as a two-speed traction engine fitted with a canopy and on rubber tyres. The paint could be described as good and in keeping; it is not perfect but looks the part and shines up nicely. It is a single cylinder arrangement with a working pressure of 140PSI. The footplate gives enough room for a driver and steersman, but it is very manageable with a solo driver if required. The steering is sharp and gives the engine a good turning circle making it a pleasure for use on the road. Fitted with the typical mechanical water pump and a steam injector plus Pickering governors and a removable chimney top.

A pleasant looking engine which looks impressive and is a real credit to the owners who have maintained it until today. As with all vehicles listed for sale on our website, prospective buyers are always encouraged to view in person where possible. This engine is displayed for sale at our storage close to our premises near Exeter, Devon (10 minutes from Junction 31 of the M5). We therefore request any viewing to be pre-arranged by phone call on 01392 833301.

 

Asking Price for Fowler No. 16276 - SOLD

 

This Fowler is being sold from our premises near Exeter. As with all of our vehicles, we always highly recommend viewing in person where possible. We ask that all inquiries are made to us at Berrybrook Steam & Classics. We do ask that all viewings are booked in advance by phoning us on 01392 833301. 

 

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MAVWe specialise in the sale of steam engines, both full-size and miniature, as well as the sale of classic motorcycles and cars. 

If you are looking to sell your steam engine or classic vehicle, we make both cash offers and sell on commission and we would be more than happy to discuss the sale of your vehicle with you. 

 

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