Metric units

Whistle down the wind

Status: Active use

Owner: Geoff Laycock

Area: UK-North West


Canal boat. Construction: Steel throughout.
Hull model: Trad
Built 2006 by Liverpool boats at Liverpool
Fit out 2006 by Geoff Laycock at Whalley
LOA: 57' 0", LWL: 56' 0", Beam: 6' 10", Draft: 2' 2", Displacement: 33000 lbs.


VFT 187 Built 2006 by A bad one at UK
Fuel: Coal, Pressure: 175 psi,
Welded steel shell barrel. 187 X 1" dia Steel tubes. Welded steel ,expanded tubes construction,
condensing, engine driven pump, hand pump, injector, steam feed pump, electric feed pump, whistle,


2 cyl compound. 5" + 7.5" X 4"
Built 1986 by Leak at UK
Designed by: Leak
Piston valve on HP, slide valve on LP valve. Stephenson valve gear.
Power: 10? HP

Added to the register: 2017.10.31.



The Main Event

The kettle!

Belt drive is quieter than chain

3 phase electric motor ( for going through Standedge Tunnel)

“You’ll not get under that bridge!”

Noisy whistle!