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  • 1936 Fowler DNC road roller

    1936 Fowler DNC road roller

    Chris Graham on 10th August 2022

    Jonathan Vartan talks to David Vaughan about his life with steam engines and, in particular, his 1936 Fowler DNC road roller Hermes.

  • 1922 Wallis & Steevens roller re-tubed

    1922 Wallis & Steevens roller re-tubed

    Chris Graham on 5th March 2022

    Paul Ritchie provides an update on the essential repair work carried out on Dave Loader's unique, 1922 Wallis & Steevens Oilbath road roller.

  • 1905 Allchin 8hp engine, Lena

    1905 Allchin 8hp engine, Lena

    Chris Graham on 3rd December 2021

    Peter Love meets Fred and Steve Jenkinson, and their just-back-in-steam 1905 Allchin 8hp engine, Lena, in County Carlow.

  • Burrell Special Scenic No.1

    Burrell Special Scenic No.1

    Chris Graham on 19th May 2021

    Bob Moorman charts the life of one of the most recognisable, 100-year-old showman’s engines around, Burrell Special Scenic No.1.

  • Atlantic locomotive new-build update

    Atlantic locomotive new-build update

    Chris Graham on 2nd April 2021

    Recent lockdowns have upset progress with the Brighton Atlantic locomotive new-build, but the steam engine project is still moving forwards.

  • Fascinating Aveling roller

    Fascinating Aveling roller

    Chris Graham on 5th February 2021

    Phil Braithwaite, having spent time working in South Africa, recalls a fascinating Aveling roller that he came across in the country.  Fascinating Aveling roller: The apparently very old Aveling roller on display at Volkrust, South Africa. Information gleaned locally identifies the boiler…

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