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Information contained in these advertisements is published as received by the editor.  It is the buyer's responsibility to check the accuracy of any details published.   Advertisers wishing to continue their advert should inform us of that and the advert will be left in place. 

During the Covid 19 pandemic adverts will not be culled monthly since it is unlikely that the market for steamboating items will be very active.  However, please continue to send in your adverts and they will be posted.  If your item sells please let us know so we can remove the advert.

Adverts last modified: 13th  December 2021


No 0 semi-rotary pump

13th December 2021

No 0 semi-rotary pump. Barrel diameter about 3in, pipes 1/2 in. Weight about 4kg. Iron body and brass innards.

Would make a useful bilge pump or could be used in your garden for moving water from water butts to the appropriate location. Could also be used for car washing using your water butt as the reservoir.

£35 (UK postage about £9).

  Roger Calvert
  jrogercalvert at gmail dot com or

 01229 885 498


Pearl & Zenith Foundry Patterns

29th October 2021

The Pearl Engine and the Zenith Engine foundry patterns are for sale. All are well proven for use by foundries or in a small shop.

The Pearl 2 ½ by 3 and the 2 ½ + 2 ½ by 3 engines as well as the Zenith 2 ½ by 5 engine are precise replicas of classic marine steam propulsion. These engines have been well accepted for decades.

The patterns are on match plates and ready for immediate use. The patterns can be removed from the match plates and just the patterns with their core boxes can be shipped very economically.

The patterns and core boxes have been professionally produced and work well. The supplied machining drawings can be easily re-produced.

More engine details can be found at: www.PearlEngine.com.

Images of all the patterns and core boxes can be viewed there as well as videos of the engines running.

Will consider an offer for all or part.

For more information please contact:
Roger Grosser

PearlEngine at gmail dot com


Two bars of White metal bearing alloy

25 October 2021

Two bars of White Metal Alloy no. 11 by F D Hoyt, cast in standard London pattern bars.

The composition is 84% tin, 10% lead and 6% antimony. This material is designed for wiped metal bearings.

There is one full 3kg bar available and one part bar weighing 2kg. Dimensions of the full bar are 27cm. X 5cm. X 4cm.

The full bar: £25 plus postage (IRO £6) or collection

The part bar: £20 plus postage (IRO £4) or collection

£40 for them both plus postage (IRO £9) or collection

Call: Kevin Slater

Tel: 01275 331074

Mobile: 0790 528 6711

kevin at manorfarmengineering dot co dot uk



26 September 2021

Having been a member of the SBA for many years, I possess copies of the back issues of Funnel, journal of the SBA (and a good read to boot,) which I am now looking to re-home with a caring owner.

I have a copy of all issues from Number 31 to Number 190 (the latest issue), including the Classified Quick Reference Indexes covering Issues 31 to 175 inclusive.

I live in Swanage, Dorset, which would be a long way to travel for most prospective new owners to come and pick them up, especially in these uncertain times, therefore I would be prepared to send them at my expense to any UK mainland address. (Sorry, any interested party from overseas would have to pay postage or collect. Intrepid Steamboaters could consider a sea voyage to Swanage to collect in person).

If you are interested in this offer, please contact me, Patricia Platt, by email at patti.platt@btinternet.com

or by phone (landline) on 01929 424496.

(There is an answerphone facility to leave a message if I’m not in).


Lathe & Milling Machine

15 July 2021

Patrick Mulholland is helping to clear the workshop of a recently deceased friend.

There is a substantial lathe and a nice quality small/medium floor standing vertical mill.  Both were in regular use for the last fifteen years or so for model making.

LATHE     -   SMART & BROWN model A  Mark 2  toolroom lathe 4.5” centre height by 18“  between centres

An assortment of 3 and 4 jaw chucks (Two Pratt Burnerd in nearly new condition)  About 30 collets, 9” faceplate, Dickson QC toolpost  and 5 QC toolholders, fixed steady plus  various  small tools and oddments.

VERTICAL  MILL   -      STEINEL model SV4d. A quality German machine. Supplied by a London tool factor and believed to be imperial calibration. It has a quill head milling spindle.

A table vice, Clarkson collet chuck, powered longitudinal feed.                                                                                                    A Heidenhein DRO is fitted but may need attention.

Both machines are three phase and are powered by an inverter which also gives variable speed control and is switchable between them.

The equipment is located in Romsey, Hampshire.

Offers considered of about £900 for each of the two machines and £200 for the inverter.

Please contact: Patrick Mulholland  01425 476837 or email to  Pat@pjmul.f9.co.uk  with any  queries or to arrange a viewing.


        Significant steamboat bits req'd!

[Request placed 25 May 2021]

Items needed to complete my 28ft open launch ‘Anachronism’

I would be grateful if anyone has the following items for sale:

1. A right handed 24" X 30” propeller. 

(I currently have a Michigan Propellers  Gold Line 22” X 28"  LH  Prop  which is not suitable for the new engine I intend to fit. I might be willing to part exchange or sell this to fund the correct propellor)

2. Steam injector: Buffalo Number 2 or equivalent.

3. Whistle

4 Saunders style five spoke steering wheel (I know this is a bit of a long shot but it's worth asking!)

If you can help please contact me:    Dr John Knapton   johnnyknap@me.com       07836 669472

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