Fowler K7 Ploughing Engine
Steam Test Exp:
On behalf of the owners we are pleased to advertise for sale Fowler 13831, probably the most desirable of Fowlers ploughing engine offerings for preservation use with it being large enough for a good days work but a manageable size for transport, roading and driving around the rally field.
Fowler 13831 was supplied new on 27th March 1913 to Holman Brothers of Caterbury kent, with sister engine 13830. When road registration was introduced they acquired the registrations FN5021 and FN5020 respectively. Both engines were eventually sold in 1965 to Esmond Lewis-Evans of Bishopstone Manor, Kent and it was here the engine was given the name "Esmeralda". The engines were eventually split with 13831 having a couple of owners in preservation until 1993 when sold to "Ted" Wooton who started restoration including extensive boiler works completed by Maskells of Wilstead.
The engine was purchased by the current owners in 2021 in a disassembled state and thanks to many many late nights was back on the rally circuit this year, with Weeting being her first outing complete with boiler tins and winding cable fitted. It is now for sale as after a season of rallying and scratching the ploughing engine itch the owner has decided a smaller engine would better suit the Suffolk roads and events they like to do.
The engine is in good mechanical condition having had lots of work completed during the restoration. It is now at the exciting point where a new owner could make it there own with finishing touches such as lining if they so wished.
13831 is with the owner on the Suffolk coast and viewings from genuinely interested parties are welcome. For more information or to arrange a viewing please do not hesitate to contact us.
We are happy to help with part exchanges where possible and finance can be offered by our specialist partner.
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.