Elfin

Owner: G.S. StJohn

Area: UK-Wales


Hull

Open Launch. Construction: Carvel teak on oak.
Built 1897 by Constable at Hampton
LOA: 35' 0", LWL: 31' 6", Beam: 7' 0", Draft: 2' 2",
Straight stem, counter stern, wheel steering, re-ribbed 1965-7.

Boiler

Kitchen & Perkins Patent WT Built 1906 by Lune Valley Engineering Co. Ltd. at Lancaster
Fuel: Coal, Pressure: 250 psi, Heating area: 32 sqft,
No.501. Size 2, vertical centre drum with coiled WT, horizontal donkey pump.

Engine

4-crank Double Compound. 2 1/2" + 2 1/2" + 4" + 4" X 4"
Built 1895 by Southwark & Vauxhall Water Co.
Designed by: James W. Restler
SLRG valve gear.
Engine driven FD fan, Kcond.

History

Built to order of J.W. Restler, chief engineer of MWB, 1912 -1939 owned J.D.K. Restler, 1947-54 J.B. Hickey, then Frank Jeffery, R. Maccoun c1961 - 1989. Not steamed since early 1960’s. Boiler rebuilt by Harvey Fabrications Ltd, 1967.


Last Modified: 2014.04.01.

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c1900