Thursday, 25 April 2013
Hi my names Daniel. This Blog is all about the restoration of the fulll size steam roller my dad brought about in 2006. The roller is an Aveling and Porter 8 ton single cylinder piston valve C type no. 11836 built in april 1927. Was delivered new to a J.W.Ellingham from Dartford who also owned 3 other engines at the time. These were: Foster tractor 13036 and manns numbers 1125 and 1133.The roller was the last steam vehicle they purchased. In may 1956 it was involved in an accident in Maidstone when it fell into a works trench, as did the crane brought along to lift it out. It was sold off in the early 1960's although never rallied. She stood in a farm yard 7 miles out of sittingbourne for 10 years until Mr J.Ullman Brought her in 1997. She was sitting in a field since then and is now living on the isle of wight with my father and I.