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Aveling & Porter RC10 Steam Roller No. 5446 of 1904 SOLD

ManufacturerAveling & Porter
ModelRC10, 10-ton compound slide valve
Country of OriginUK
Works No.5446
Year Built1904
Asking PriceSOLD

Offered for sale on behalf of the owner, an appealing roller which is ready to enjoy.

A very appealing, slightly earlier Aveling & Porter roller, this RC10 (denoting compound, 10-ton) was supplied new in February 1904. We don’t have the recorded earlier history to hand however have found suggestion that this is an ex-playground roller which was restored and first steamed in 2013. At that stage it had the full works carried out on the boiler. Since then, it has reputedly seen very little work so is presented today in very good order. There is 3 years left on the current 10-yearly hydraulic test and it is in steam ticket until June 2024. The owner has informed us that this is good folder of earlier history and paperwork included in the sale.

The owner reports it is a docile engine to drive but is powerful and economical achieving 9 miles on a tender of water on the road.

The sale includes everything the buyer should need to get started included firing irons, a tube brush, and sheets. By separate negotiation, the owner has also made us aware that there is a small trailer available to go behind it.

Overall, a very presentable engine which looks smart and is ready to enjoy!


We always encourage prospective buyers to view vehicles and steam engines in person prior to purchase. This engine is advertised for sale by Berrybrook Steam & Classics on behalf of the owner and seller.

This engine is based with the owner in the South West of England. We do ask that, viewings are booked with us in advance by giving us a call on 01392 833301

Please ask about our flexible part-exchange options. Delivery can be arranged to anywhere in the UK, and beyond, at buyer’s expense.

The Company (Berrybrook Steam & Classics, trading name of Berrybrook Motors Ltd) offers the above details of this vehicle in good faith but cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vehicle. A buyer should instruct their agents, surveyors or inspectors to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. 

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