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Status: Under Construction

Owner: Mike & Liz Bell

Area: UK-South West


Canoe. Construction: Double-diagonal mahogany.
Hull model: canoe in 1921
Built 1921 by Hobbs & Son at Henley-on-Thames
LOA: 29' 6", LWL: 29' 6", Beam: 4' 6", Draft: 2' 6",
Double skinned mahogany on oak canoe bow and stern, varnished with bow and stern canopy's, eight seats and wheel steering.Hull completely rebuilt and refurbished by the boat building college at Lowestoft.Fitting out in progress by Mike Bell .


Locomotive type Built 1999 by Franklin & Bell at Gloucester
Fuel: Coal, Pressure: 200 psi, Grate area: 1.5 sqft, Output: 300 lbs/hr,
13" dia X 16" long Welded steel shell drum(s). 32 X 1 od" dia Steel tubes. welded construction,
non-condensing, hand pump, injector, Windermere kettle, whistle, siren,
New Boiler built and tested 2000 not fitted. To be fitted out and installed by Mike Bell


Triple Expansion. 2.5" + 3.5" + 5" X 3"
Built 2000 by Sam Wilkinson and Hugh Mothersole at Tweksbury
Design: Single casting triple expansion by: Gorden Cheapen
pv valve. Joy Radial (modified) valve gear.
Prototype engine developed by Sam Wilkinson and Hugh Mothersole To be installed by Mike Bell


Bronze, 3 blades, Right Hand, 16" X 30"
Shaft: 1" 316
Tunnel stern


Previous Owner: H.R. Mothersole. (SBA member) Area: Suffolk Stour (UK). HULL Canoe Built 1921 by Hobbs & Son at Henley-on-Thames. Fit-out by Harry Chapman. LOA: 29' 6", Beam: 4' 6", Draft: 2' 6". Double-skin mahogany Canoe bow and stern,varnished canvas canopy with side curtains, 8 seats, wheel steering. ENGINE Compound, 2½" + 5" x 4". Built c1890 by A.G. Mumford Ltd. at Colchester. Valve(s): sv, Gear: SLRG. On 4 turned columns. Due to be fitted 2000. BOILER Locomotive type. Built 1999 by Franklin & Bell at Gloucester. Side fired. Due to be fitted 2000. PROP 3 blades, 16" x 30". HISTORY Originally a petrol engine canoe with Kitchen Rudder. Acquired by Oliver Cock 1976 and plant fitted. First steamed 1980. Steamed each year. Acquired May 1993, W. Zeuner. Acquired 1997, complete rebuild and fresh steam plant fitted. with a 6a and a Antony Bever Copper water tube boiler(Engine formerly fitted in SUNBEAM 1988-1998 and MINETTE 1960's - 1983). Under restoration from 2004 to 2017. Engine is now planned to be a triple expansion 2½" + 3½" + 5" x 3" from an original design by Gordon Cheapen acquired by Hugh Mothersole and the prototype completed by Sam Wilkinson. December 2017 Mike Bell acquired refurbished Hull (2005), new boiler,(2000) New engine (2004) and new trailer (2005)to fit out

Added to the register: 2017.12.06. Last Modified: 2022.06.22.


New triple compound engine