Metric units


Status: Active use

Owner: Mark Leadeham

Area: UK-Chiltern


Saloon Launch. Construction: 18 mm Cedar speed strip.
Hull model: Edwardian (modified) designed by Selway Fisher / John Gibbs in 2004
Built 2005 by John Gibbs at UK
Fit out 2007 by John Gibbs at Theydon Bois, Essex
LOA: 28' 2", LWL: 25' 6", Beam: 6' 7", Draft: 2' 0", Displacement: 5531 lbs.
Cedar Strip plank construction using Robbins Speed Strip Iroka decking, Kahya Mahogany superstructure. Hydraulic Steering. Raked bow, counter stern. Schilling rudder. Gas cooker. Electric fridge. Heads and hand basin. Electric water system & lighting.


Locomotive type Designed by Brian Smith / SBA,
Built 2006 by TRS Boiler Makers at Derbyshire
Fuel: Coal, Pressure: 120 psi, Grate area: 1.6 sqft, Heating area: 23.25 sqft, Output: 400 lbs/hr,
Steel tubes. welded construction,
selectable condensing or non-condensing, engine driven pump, forced draft fan, hand pump, injector, whistle,


Twin. 2 1/2" + 2 1/2" X 3"
Built 2004 by Alan Howarth at Preston
Design: Phil Moore/Alan Howarth by: Cyril Taylor
pv valve. SLRG valve gear.
Taylor Twin modified by Phil Moore and Alan Howarth Stevensons link with piston valves. Pressure feed bearing lubrication and pumped feed to steam line/cylinders.


Bronze, 3 blades, Right Hand, 20" X 30"
Shaft: 1 1/4" Stainless Steel


Built and owned by John Gibbs from 2009 until 2017. Sold to Mark Leadeham

Added to the register: 2014.04.23. Last Modified: 2021.07.07.

Sans~Son on the Thames. Photo by David Creasey