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Founder of Mamod, Geoffrey Malins 1955.



 

The founder of
Malins Engineers
Mr.Geoffrey Malins
Pictured here with two Members of staff at the
Camden street works
In 1955.



 

Steam Roller.

 
Mamod SE4 toy steam eninge The Holly Grail
This Mamod SE4 prototype was Prepared Just after the war but never put Into production.
(There is only one in existence)

Hobbies SE3 Steam engine with original box Circa 1937.
 Very rare Boxed Hobbies SE3.
(Perhaps the only SE3 box in existence)

Hobbies SE3 Steam engine Circa 1937.






 

Hobbies SE3 Circa 1937
The Hobbies steam engines
Where made by Malins engineers (Mamod)
For Hobbies of
Dereham Norfolk
And sold under the
Hobbies brand name.
(Only made for Three years
Total production 1000)


 


Hobbies Mamod SE4 Steam engine.
 A very rare Boxed Hobbies SE4.
(Note: The Hobbies SE3 and SE4
Were the only Malins steam engines
To have wooden boxes
The SE1 and SE2 had cardboard boxes)

 

Mamod Hobbies SE4 Steam engine Circa 1937.
A thing of beauty the Hobbies SE4
In pristine condition.
(Note: Geoffrey Malins started making
Toy steam Engines in 1936 for
Hobbies of Dereham

So i
t is quite possible that Geoffrey Malins
Hand built this 1937 SE4 himself)


 

Hobbies SE4
This is a very powerful engine which runs At 2000 revolutions per minute.
(Only made for three years
Total production 1500)













 

Hobbies SE4 Steam engine Circa 1939.
Hobbies SE4 Advert from
November 1939.

Mamod SE4 Steam engine October 1938.
Mamod SE4 advert from October 1938
The SE4 boiler was guaranteed
To stand a 100lb pressure.


 

These two adverts
Clearly show that the
Hobbies and Mamod SE4
Were being marketed at the same time.








 

Mamod SE1 cardboard box Circa 1937.
The remnants of the SE1 box
Circa 1937.
Mamod SE1 Circa 1937.
 
Mamod SE1
Stationary Steam Engine
With base mounted chimney
Circa 1937.
(Note: Engine supplied with a two wick burner)

 

Mamod S.E.2 toy steam engine circa 1937
The colour printed label
In the background
Shows a Hobbies SE4
Circa
1937.

 

Mamod SE2 Circa 1937.

Mamod SE2
Stationary Steam Engine
With geared countershaft
Circa 1937.





 


Mamod advert from December 1953.
Advert from December 1953
(Note: This advert shows
The newly introduced
Mazak flywheel in 1953)
Mamod SE2 Steam Engine Circa 1946.

 
Mamod SE2 Steam Engine
With countershaft
Circa 1946.
(Only made for Two years)


 
Mamod workshop Advert 1951.
Steam workshop advert
December 1951.
Mamod SE1 Steam Engine Circa 1946.
 
Mamod SE1 Steam Engine
With hot stamped
Engine frame
And base mounted chimney
Circa 1946.
(Note: Made for less than
One year)

Mamod Ferris wheel advert.
Ferris wheel advert from 1950's.

Mamod SE1 Steam Engine Circa 1946.
 

Mamod SE1 Steam Engine
With hot stamped engine frame
And disk crank flywheel
Circa 1946.

 

Mamod SE1 Circa 1948.
Illustration showing the Mamod SE1
Circa 1948.
 

Mamod SE1 Steam Engine Circa 1946.



 

Mamod SE1 Steam engine
With red painted
Disk crank flywheel

Circa 1946.



 

Mamod SE2 Circa 1948.
Advert from August 1948
Showing the Mamod SE2.

 

Mamod SE2 Steam Engine Circa 1948.



 

Mamod SE2 steam engine
With hot stamped brass engine frame
And brass flywheel
Circa 1948.
(Only made for Two years)


 

Mamod SE2 Steam Engine Advertisment Circa 1951.
SE2 Advert October 1951.

Mamod SE1 Steam Engine Circa 1950.







 

Mamod SE1 steam engine
With brass spoked flywheel
Circa 1950.






 


Mamod SE2 Steam Engine box Circa 1953.
Maroon cartons where used from
1950 to 1957.

Mamod SE2 Steam Engine Circa 1953.

 

SE2 Steam engine
Circa 1953.
(Note: the introduction of the mazak flywheel in 1953)

(Note: This SE2 was in production for only one year
Production ended in 1954
With the introduction of the raised base)

Mamod SE2 Steam Engine box Circa 1954.
SE2 Maroon box
Circa 1954.

Mamod SE2 Steam Engine Circa 1954.

 

Mamod SE2
Super heated Steam engine
Circa 1954.
(Note: This version had the Elongated Whistle and
Speed regulator Arm
Also note the introduction of the raised base in 1954)
 

Mamod SE1 Box.
The maroon cartons
Where used from
1950 to 1957.

Mamod SE1.

 

Mamod SE1
With wick burner and
Mazak flywheel
Circa 1954.


 

SE2 Box 1957.
The newly introduced
Colour printed carton 1957.

Mamod SE2 Steam Engine Circa 1957.

Mamod SE2
With wick burner
And brass turned whistle
Circa 1957.
 

SE1 Box.
SE1 box Circa 1957.

 


SE1.

Mamod SE1
With wick burner
Circa 1957.
(Note: This model only
Made for one year)


Mamod SE1 box Circa 1957.
SE1 box Circa 1958.
 


Mamod SE1 Circa 1958.

Mamod SE1
With the unusual white
Handled  spirit burner
Circa 1958.
(Note: the introduction of the vaporising burner in 1958
Although the boxes still
Show a wick burner)

Mamod SE1 box Circa 1957.




 


Mamod SE1 1963.

Mamod SE1
With new style
Vaporising burner
Circa 1963.


 

Mamod SE2 box.


Mamod SE2 1958.

Mamod SE2
With new style
Vaporising burner
And brass turned whistle
Circa 1963.

Mamod Circa 1965.

 

Mamod SE2 Circa 1965.
Mamod SE2
With new style
Red window carton
And brass turned whistle
Circa 1965.


 
Mamod Fairground Circa 1950's.
Fairground Advert from the1950's.
SE2



 
Mamod SE2
With modified engine block
Circa 1970.
(Note: The steam pipe
Was soldered directly
On to the boiler
A cost cutting exercise)



 

Mamod SE2a Boxed.

 

Mamod SE2a.
 

Mamod SE2a
With sprung lever whistle
Circa 1972.

 

Mamod SE2 Steam Engine Advertisment Circa 1960.
SE2 Advert from November 1960.

Mamod SE1 Steam Engine Circa 1958.
 

Very rusty SE1
Circa 1958.
(Kindly donated by
Mr. Christopher Wittam)

 

Mamod SE3 Steam engine Advert Circa 1966.
Advert for the twin cylinder
SE3
1966.
 

Mamod SE1a Steam Engine Circa 1972.

Mamod SE1a steam engine
Circa 1972.
(One of the very first engines
I ever restored
And yes I put the firebox on
The wrong way)

Mamod SE2 Steam Engine Advertisment Circa 1968.
SE2 advert from January 1968.


Mamod SE2a Steam Engine Circa 1975.






 

Mamod SE2a
With sprung lever whistle
Circa 1972.






 

Mamod SE3 Steam Engine box Circa 1960.
SE3 box in factory fresh condition.
 

Mamod SE3 Steam Engine Circa 1960.

 

Mamod SE3
Top of the range twin cylinder
Super heated steam engine
Circa 1960.
(Produced from
1957-1979

Total production 70,530)

 

Mamod SE3 steam engine advert.
Advert from February 1959
Showing the extremely rare
straight armed lever whistle.
 

Mamod SE3 Steam Engine Circa 1972.






 

Mamod SE3
Twin cylinder engine
Sprung whistle type
Circa 1972.
(Total production 70,530)








 

Griffin & George book.
Griffin & George experiments book
Included with the steam engine.
Griffin & George SE3.
 

This special version of the Mamod SE3
Was branded
Griffin & George
And supplied to school
Science labs from
1968 onwards.
Only 2000 Where ever Produced
Griffin & George Decal.
 

Dynamo.
Griffin & George generator & lights
Turned the steam engine
In to a electricity plant.



 

Griffin & George SE3.

This special version of the Mamod SE3
Was branded
Griffin & George
And supplied to school
Science labs
sprung whistle and
Solid fuel burner
Circa 1972.
Only 2000 Where ever Produced
Griffin & George Decal.
 


Mamod SE3 Steam Engine advertisement Circa 1957.
Advert from October 1957
Showing the mysterious
Straight armed whistle lever.

Mamod Whistle.

 

It was thought for many
Years that the illustrations
Showing the straight armed Whistle were nothing more
Than the artist's imagination
Until I found one on a
Very early Mamod SE3
An extremely rare whistle.

 

Mamod factory Birmingham England.
Mamod's new factory at Smethwick.

 
A Ward 1A Capstan Lathe.



 
Where works of art
Were created
A Ward 1A Capstan Lathe
When Geoffrey Malins
Started making toy steam engines for Hobbies of Dereham in 1936 he used a
Ward 1A Capstan Lathe.
(Note: All the early Hobbies and Mamod steam engines were made on one of these lathes)
My steam engines.
My two home built steam engines.
 
My first home built steam engine.

My first attempt at
 Building my own
Steam engine
This is a brass copy of the Mamod Minor 2 twin
From 1936.

(Finished 2014)

 

Scratch build steam engine.
 

My home built steam engine.
My second attempt at
 Building my own
Steam engine
This was inspired by the Mamod Minor 2 twin
From 1936
And my imagination of
What it might have
Evolved in to if it
Had stayed in production
A twin fly wheeled
Twin piston Minor.

(Finished on the
28 August 2014)