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Burnac Vulcan Steam engine.

(Brass version)
Burnac Vulcan steam engine
Made by Burnac Ltd
Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent
Circa 1946 - 1949.

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Copper Burnac vulcan. (Copper version)
Burnac Vulcan steam engine
Made by Burnac Ltd
Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent
Circa 1946 - 1949.
Cyldon steam engine 13/4.



 

Cyldon steam engine 13/4.
Cyldon steam engine
Model number 13/4
Made by Sydney S Bird & Sons
Of Enfield Middlesex
Circa 1947 - Early 1953.
(Note)
Cyldon made five steam engines
Numbered 13/1 to 13/5.)





 

Cyldon 13/3 Steam engine.

Cyldon steam engines.
Cyldon advert from 1948.
Cyldon 13/3 Steam engine with original box.

 
Cyldon steam engine
Model number 13/3
Made by Sydney S Bird & Sons Of Enfield Middlesex
Circa 1947 - 1953.
(Note)
All toys made by
Sydney S Bird & Sons
Were also marketed under
The Vulcan brand name.


 

Cyldon steam engine 13/5.
Cyldon 13/5's very plain box.
 

Cyldon steam engine 13/5.
 
Cyldon steam engine
Fixed cylinder version
Model number 13/5
Made by Sydney S Bird & Sons
Of Enfield Middlesex
Circa 1947 - 1953
(Note)
The name Cyldon was dreamed Up by Sydney Birds sister-in-law And was an amalgamation of Sydney two son's names
Cyril and Donald.

Toytown Flyer.

 Toytown Flyer Circa 1940's.
 
Tiny steam engine sold through
Selfridges department store Called
"The Toy town Flyer"
Circa 1940's






 

Steam Marine Engine.
According to the instructions
The Gem would run for 45 minutes
On one tank of water.

The Gem Steam Marine Engine Boxed.
 
The Gem
Steam Marine Engine
Made in Bournemouth England
Circa 1950's

Plane steam engine box.
The Plane L4 box had a
Vinyl type coating which allowed
It to be wiped over with a damp cloth
To help keep it clean.

Plane L4 Steam engine Plane L4
Stationary steam engine
Made by Latimer Products
Latimer Road Teddington Middlesex
Circa 1946 - Early 1950's.





 
     

Box for Murray marine engine.




 

Murray operating instructions. Murray marine steam engine.
Murray Marine Engine
Virtually nothing is know about the
Murray marine engine
It dates from 1946 and could
Possibly have been produced to
Power the RMS Britannia.

Davies Charlton Advert.

Davies Charlton Hot Air Engine / Stirling Engine. Davies Charlton
Hot Air Engine
Made in Isle of Man
Circa 1950's.
(Below are the instructions
To set up the timing)

Timing instructions for the Davies Charlton.

 


Mersey Model Co Ltd..
The end of an era
The Cooper's building on
Church street Liverpool
The home of Mersey Model Co Ltd
Bombed in WW2

Mersey Model steam engine.
(Note) Mersey models never
Recovered from the blitz
Trading ceased sometime around 1941.


 
Mersey Model 51
Made by Mersey Model Co Ltd
Cooper's building Church street Liverpool
Circa 1936 - 1941.
(Note: The extremely strong
Cardboard box which protected These engines)






 

Mersey Model 52R.
Mersey Model 52R advert from
November 1937.

Mersey Model steam engine.

Mersey Model 52
Circa 1936 - 1941.
(Note: The Mersey #52 was fitted
With a turned brass whistle
And displacement lubricator)

Mersey Model steam engine 52R Box.

 
Mersey Model steam engine 52R reversing.

Mersey Model 52R
Circa 1936 - 1941.
(Note: The Mersey #52R
Was fitted with a
Reversing lever)

 

Mersey 53GR.
Mersey Model 53 GR
Advertisement 1936.

Mersey Model steam engine.
Mersey Models
Advertisement December 1936.


 


Mersey Model 53R steam engine.

Mersey Model 53 PR steam engine. 
Mersey Model 53 R
Circa 1936 - 1941.
(Note: The R and G letters in the model name
Referred to Reversing and Geared)

 

Mersey Model steam oil.
Rare bottle of
Mersey Model Ltd steam oil
Unopened Circa 1936 - 1941.
(Perhaps the only Mersey oil bottle in existence)

Meccano steam engine.
If you were not fortunate enough to have
A live steam engine you could always make
One out of Meccano.

Hobbies Bowman M122.

Bowman M122
This was the flagship of the
Bowman range boasting
Twin cylinders
Whistle and a nice strong wooden crate.
Bowman enamel badge.
Bowman models club
E
namel badge.


Bowman M158.
Bowman M158 Steam Engine. Bowman M158
(Note: The Drip-feed lubricator
And Chimney were offered as
An optional extra and priced
At one shilling each)
bOWMAN STEAM ENGINE. bOWMAN m167. Bowman M167
Circa 1928 - 1936
(Note: Some Bowman steam engines
Had cardboard boxes)
Luton Bowman steam engine decal.
Luton Bowman logo.



 

Luton Bowman steam engine decal.
Luton Bowman logo.


Luton Bowman steam engine PW201.

Luton Bowman PW201
Steam engine
Circa 1946 - 1950


(A few Luton Bowman engines
Were fitted with a
Brass plaque instead of
A waterslide decal)


Luton Bowman badge.

Luton Bowman PW203 steam engine advertisement.
Luton PW203
Advert from November 1949.


Luton Bowman steam engine PW203.

Luton Bowman PW203
Fitted with oil cup and whistle
Heavy brass flywheel
Circa 1946 - 1950.
(Note)
This engine was
The flagship of
The Luton range.


Mastrand steam roller.

Mastrand roller advert January 1952.

Mastrand steam roller.
Mastrand roller advert April 1953.

Mastrand steam roller.
Video Mastrand steam roller.

Mastrand steam roller
The inspiration for the
Mamod SR1 Steam Roller.
(The Mastrand boilers
Where tested to
100 lb per square inch
Running time 20 - 25 minutes)

 

Torch Mechanical Model.
Torch mechanical model engine
Possibly a demonstration model
For school science departments.

 
Torch Mechanical Model.


 

Torch Mechanical Model
British made electric motor
Designed to look like a
Reciprocating engine
Circa 1950s
(Note: Runs on 6 volts)

 

SEL 1530 Junior Steam engine.
SEL 1530 Junior advert.

 SEL 1530 Junior Steam engine.

SEL 1530 Junior
Made by J & L Randall Ltd
Potters Bar, Hertfordshire
Circa 1946 - 1965.
(Note)
SEL engines were often
Referred to as ESL engines
Due to the design of the
Company logo.




 

SEL Steam engine. Sel Steam Enigne. SEL 1540 Standard
Single cylinder steam engine
Made by J & L Randall Ltd of
Potters Bar Hertfordshire
Circa 1946 - 1965.
SEL 1540 Steam engine.
SEL 1540 advert from November 1947.

Merit 1540 steam engine.
Merit Standard No. 1540 Trademark.

Merit 1540 steam engine.
Merit Standard No.1540
Made by J & L Randall Ltd
Potters Bar Hertfordshire
Circa 1946 - 1965.
(Note)
S.E.L engines where also Marketed  with the
Merit trademark.



 
SEL 1550 Major Steam engine.
SEL 1550 Major advert from
November 1948.
Early SEL major.
Very early SEL Major with engine frame Parallel to the boiler.

SEL 1550 Major steam engine.

SEL 1550 Major
Twin cylinder steam engine
Made by J & L Randall Ltd of
Potters Bar Hertfordshire
Circa 1946 - 1965.
(Note)
S.E.L was an
Abbreviation of the name
Signalling Equipment Limited
It is believed that the term Signalling Equipment originally Related to items such has
Morse Keys and
Telegraph Sounders.

     
Topshop steam.
Page from a book titled
"Toyshop steam" printed in 1978
Showing the same vertical steam engine.

Unknown English vertical steam engine.
English vertical steam engine
Manufacturer is unknown and
Will probably be lost to history
This steam engine was first Mentioned in a book called "Toyshop steam"
Which was published in 1978
Where the author describes
The engine has English.
Wilson Bros steam engine Circa 1948.
Lovely artwork on the Wilson Bros box.

Wilson Bros steam engine Circa 1948.
Wilson Bros Model Engineers
Vertical steam engine
Woodward Road
Kirkby Trading Estate
Liverpool
Circa 1948.
(Note)
Wilson Bros
Only made two models
Of steam engine
This is the smaller one.

 
Wilson steam engine Circa 1948.
Wilson Bros steam engine Circa 1948.
Wilson Bros vertical engine
Woodward Road
Kirkby Trading Estate
Liverpool
Circa 1948.
(Note: this is the larger of
The two Wilson Bros
Steam engines)


 

Hornby Stephenson's Rocket.
Hornby Stephenson's Rocket box.
Hornby Stephenson's Rocket. Hornby Stephenson's Rocket
And coach.
Hornby Stephensons Rocket Coach Packaging.
Hornby Stephensons Coach.
Hornby Stephensons Rocket Coach. Hornby
Stephenson's Coach.
Hornby Stephenson's Rocket accessories.
Hornby Stephensons Rocket accessories.
Hornby Stephenson's Rocket. Hornby
Stephenson's Rocket.