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Sarah Jane

Status: Steaming

Owner: Davd-John Gibbs

Area: UK-Midlands


Open Launch. Construction: Clinker mahogany on oak.
Hull model: Wide-a-Wake designed by A. Crocker
Built 1978 by Ron Bowley at Chester
Fit out 1978 by Noel Anderson at Helsby
LOA: 16' 6", LWL: 16' 0", Beam: 5' 3",
Transom stern, varnished.


John Quick design VWT Designed by John Quick,
Built 2005 by Swindon Copper Boilers at Swindon
Fuel: Coal, Pressure: 150 psi,
Copper drum(s). 16 Copper tubes. Silver soldered all copper construction,
non-condensing, engine driven pump, hand pump, feed water heater, Windermere kettle, whistle,


Single cylinder.
Built 2002 by Owner at Salisbury
Designed by: Cyril Taylor
sv valve. SLRG valve gear.
6 turned columns


Bronze, 3 blades, 14" X 20"
Shaft: 1" Stainless Steel


Built to design of WIDE-A-WAKE. for Noel Anderson of Chester. Built May 1978. Laid up late 1988 - 2004). Aquired 2004. Gas fired boiler removed also Taylor twin, and new boiler and Taylor single made by owner fitted. Purchased by current owner Sept 2023

Last Modified: 2023.10.24.

Basingstoke canal


Midlands Model Engineer Exhibition 2012

K&A Devizes

Boiler under construction