Aveling and Porter BS Roller
Steam Test Exp:
On behalf of the owners we are pleased to offer for sale this well presented Aveling and Porter BS Class 10 ton steam roller, the engine is presented in fine fettle and is ready to rally and enjoy.
Built in 1920, Aveling 9139 was supplied to Staffordshire Couty Council and was the last engine known to work for them up until 1976. It was requisitioned during the war years to roll air fields in the Lichfield area and when restored was painted in WD livery in recognition of its history. On retirement the engine spent a spell as a museum exhibit before entering private ownership and being extensively restored by the previous owner, the engine was ran for a few years in the early 2000’s before being purchased by the current owner in 2018.
The engine is in good mechanical condition having received new boiler tubes, big and little ends, pump overhaul, new pump eccentric strap, new regulator buckle and rod in its current ownership as well as a partial re-paint and general maintenance. It has a good set of gears and on the road averages 8 miles to a tender of water even with the living van and trailer in tow.
The boiler is reported to be in good condition and received a new firebox in the 1960s by “Midland Rolling and Haulage.” Reports from independent inspectors are available for genuinely interested parties. The 10 ton slide valve Aveling’s are known to be good steamers and easy to get along with large boiler capacity and plenty of power on tap.
The engine comes ready to rally with fitted sheets, full set of firing irons, shovel, chimney cap, safety valve turret cap and some spares.
For further details and to arrange a viewing please do not hesitate to contact us, we are happy to help with part exchange and finance is available through our specialist partners.
Important Note: We recommend when purchasing any steam vehicle to employ the services of your own boiler inspector for independent advice and not solely rely on previous test reports.