Full-Size Steam


Fowler K7 Ploughing Engine No. 15279 of 1919 SOLD

Manufacturer John Fowler & Co. (Leeds) Ltd
Model K7 Ploughing Engine
Country of Origin UK
Works No. 15279
Year Built 1919
Condition Good Order
Asking Price SOLD

An opportunity to acquire an honest and cared for K7 ploughing engine in good order throughout and ready to enjoy.

Offered for sale on behalf of the owner is Fowler No. 15279. ‘Neville’ started life in 1919 when it was sold to contractor Arthur Baseley of Warminster. After a few years in this original ownership, Mr Baseley traded in this K7 along with its sister for a pair of the larger BB1 ploughers. Thereafter, No. 15279 alongside No. 15278 spent the remainder of their working days at Claymills Pumping Station where they worked until the 1950s. Its life at Claymills Pumping Station was well documented including a maintenance and operation works. The matching pair of engines have now separated ways however No. 15278 also survived into preservation.

Prior to purchase by the current owners, Fowler No. 15279 was subject to a major boiler overhaul by reputable boiler engineer Isreal Newton; this included a replacement firebox. It was acquired by the present owners in 2009 and they have enjoyed ‘Neville’ for a number of years. Most recently, it went to Swanage Railway Works in 2017 for a new smokebox, fresh hydraulic, new set of tubes and new dog clutch. They have also instructed a full repaint using the original drawings for authenticity. During their ownership, the current owners have also fitted a new c. 800yard cable, new upright shaft, injector, rubber quad tracks and various other components.

Overall, a good ploughing engine which has been well-maintained. Being slightly smaller than some ploughing engines in preservation, the K7 is easier for moving around and for use on the road. It is ready to go to work to be enjoyed by a new owner!


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.

For more information, please speak to Matt on 01392 833301 or email [email protected]

This engine is based in the South West of England – please contact us prior to travelling as it is not currently at our premises for viewings. We do ask that viewings are booked 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. 

For Sale


Do you want to get involved in the world of steam? Are you considering buying a miniature steam engine? Are you stuck for a gift idea or are you simply looking for a good day out?

If so, we offer two different style days, tailored to suit your needs…

We offer a ‘Traction Engine Experience Day’, perfect as a gift and a fun day out learning a bit about what running a steam engine involves. We also offer a ‘Miniature Driving Lesson’ which is a half day course in the practical use of a scale traction engine.

Find out more


We specialise in the sale of steam engines and historic vehicles of all shapes and sizes! 

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

Find out more


Visit the official Berrybrook Steam & Classics online shop where we sell a range of steam-related products including gifts, parts and accessories for your miniature steam engine, gift vouchers for steam experience days and branded clothing!

Find out more

Milbury Model Company

We are delighted to announce the launch of our brand new partner website, the Milbury Model Company!

Our newest department is dedicated to supplying high-quality, brand new model and toy-sized steam engines, spares, accessories, gifts and more…

We are an official stockist for the complete range of Wilesco products which is sold from our Devon-based shop and is available to buy online.

Find out more

The Berrybrook Blog

Looking to find out more about the preservation movement, traction engines, historic vehicles or our heritage?

The Berrybrook Blog visits a range of topics to interest all readers!

See our Blog

We can help you sell…

We specialise in selling steam engines and historic vehicles of all shapes and sizes.

If you are looking to sell your steam engine or historic vehicle, we make both cash offers and sell on commission.

Find out more

Opening Hours















Our showrooms are open to anyone and you are more than welcome to pop in to say hello, regardless of whether a purchase is on your mind or not!

*We are occasionally open on some Saturdays by prior agreement only – please ring 01392 833301 on a normal working day to arrange a visit.

We are typically closed on Bank Holidays.

News & Events

Many of our local regulars know that we host annual ‘Boiler Test Days’ every Spring. It is attended ...

Read More

Contact Us

Contact Us
Fields marked with * are required.