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Alys II

Status: Steaming

Owner: Nigel Woodward-Sheath

Area: UK-West Midlands


Open Launch. Construction: GRP.
Hull model: Frolic 18
Built 1981 by Steam & Electric Launch Co. at Wroxham
Fit out by John Hanhart
LOA: 18' 0", LWL: 16' 6", Beam: 4' 9",
White, varnished deck, counter stern, tiller steering, canopy.


Locomotive type Designed by John Ellis,
Built 1996 by John Ellis at Kinver
Fuel: Coal, Pressure: 100 psi, Grate area: 10 sqft,
Copper barrel. Copper tubes. Silver soldered all copper construction, copper/bronze superheater,
condensing, engine driven pump, hand pump, injector, feed water heater, whistle,
Side fired, all copper, 36 x ½" tubes, injector, hand fp


Twin. 2 1/4" + 2 1/4" X 2 1/4"
Built 1995 by R.W. Bradford
Design: Swan by: Stuart Turner
sv valve. SLRG valve gear.
Cast A frames, engine driven fp thro 2:1 gearing, 250 rpm, Kcond, 1.75:1 step up belt drive.


3 blades, 14" X 20"
Shaft: 1" manganese


Completed by previous owner H.J.H. Hanhart, with Clarkson compound engine and Illingworth type WTB, steamed 1983-1996. Acquired 1996 and new steam plant installed. Steamed on average three times a week May to Nov 1996-97. Ref Funnel 94 and 97. Original steam plant now in SAFANNY. Purchased from Dick Bradford by Nigel Woodward-Sheath, Henley in Arden. It is trailered to Stratford on Avon and has participated in the annual River Festivals, which is the first week end in July,

Last Modified: 2018.03.26.

Thames Rally, 1999