History

 

 

Originally bought by:

 

Dingles

Stoke Climsland

Cornwall

 

The engine was originally made as a DHA Road Roller for use by

Dingles who were involved in the road building business

 

In 1967 it was then bought by:

 

T T Boughton & Sons Ltd

Amersham Common

Amersham

Bucks

 

They rescued it from a state of disrepair and converted it into a Traction Engine using original Fowler Traction engine parts.  The canopy was later added by one of it’s many owners.

 

The engine has undergone extensive rebuild and repaint work during the past three years including:

 

new gears

repaired slide valve

new rubber spun onto back wheels

full body repaint

 

Now based at, and assisted by, Hatch Heritage and Steam Engineers,  Swindon

 

 

Technical Specification

 

Manufacturer: Fowler of Leeds Ltd

 

Date of Manufacture: 1923

 

Works Number: 16044

 

Registration Number: AF7718

 

Name: Iron Ada

 

Type: Single Cylinder Traction Engine

 

Weight: 10 ton

 

Working Pressure: 120 psi

 

Gearing: Four Shaft, Two Speed. Double Drive.

 

Boiler Feed: Water Pump driven from 2nd Shaft & Steam Injector

 

 

Owners: Joanne and Anthony Gennard

Shrivenham, Oxfordshire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OPENING HOURS

 

Open Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm

Saturday by appointment only.

 

For further details please phone on 01793 790378

 

Hatch Heritage & Steam Engineers are not responsible for loss, damage, theft or injury of visitors to our establishment.