My collection

In this overview you can see all the engines I own or have owned in the past. The engines are ordered by brand. Click on the thumbnails to see a description, bigger images and movies of the engine.
 
Ab Algra

There's not much known about the brand "Ab Algra". All I could find was a small article in the book "toyshop steam" by . The brand only produced one engine and two driving models. The one that they did produce is however a very nice one with a unusual design.


My Ab Algra models:
Ab Algra John Ericcson
Ab Algra John Ericcson
1970 

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Bowman
Bowman steam engines where made from 1925 until 1936 in the UK. Bowman sold a wide range of steam engines. They made stationary engines, steam trains and steam powered boats. After bowman stoped producing steam engines, mamod filled the gap they left. You can see a lot on similarities in the early Mamod/Hobbies engines.
My Bowman models:
Bowman M122
Bowman M122
1927 - 1936 
Bowman M140
Bowman M140
1927 - 1936 
Bowman M180
Bowman M180
1927 - 1936 

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Bowman of Luton

Bowman of Luton is in no way connected to the bowman company of the 1920s from Dereham. The company Piece Parts and Assemblies Ltd was looking for new markets after world war II, and bought the Bowman name to revive it, much to the disliking of original owner of the Bowman company. Between 1946 and 1949 they produced 4 stationay engines, 4 steam launches and a valveless marine engine.


My Bowman of Luton models:
Bowman of Luton PW201
Bowman of Luton PW201
1945 - 1949 
Bowman of Luton PW203
Bowman of Luton PW203
1945 - 1949 

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Mamod

Mamod was founded in Birmingham, U.K. by Geoffrey Malins in 1936. After producing engines under the "Hobbies" name for a while (the same company that sold the Bowman engines) Geoffrey Malins Decided to sell them under his own name, and Mamod (malins models) was born.

The first models produced were all stationary steam engines, the company later also created model road rollers, traction engines and steam cars. These models were aimed at the toy market, so were simple to operate and ran at low boiler pressures for safety but were not accurate scale models.

In 1980 the family control of the company ended because the company went into receivership. Since then the company has had several owners and manufacturing bases. It is currently in the ownership of the Terry family

A lot of information about mamod models can be found in the book "Mamod, the story of malins models" by P.S. Malins, ISBN: 0-9529237-0-x


My Mamod models:
Mamod Minor 1
Mamod Minor 1
1957 - 1965 
Mamod Minor 1
Mamod Minor 1
1970 - 1975 
Mamod Minor 2
Mamod Minor 2
1948 - 1950 
Mamod Minor 2
Mamod Minor 2
1967 - 1975 
Mamod SE1
Mamod SE1
1950 - 1953 
Mamod SE1
Mamod SE1
1954 - 1957 
Mamod SE1
Mamod SE1
1948 - 1950 
Mamod SE1
Mamod SE1
1953 - 1954 
Mamod SE1
Mamod SE1
1946 - 1948 
Mamod SE1A
Mamod SE1A
1967 - 1976 
Mamod SE2
Mamod SE2
1954 - 1957 
Mamod SE2
Mamod SE2
1950 - 1953 
Mamod SE2
Mamod SE2
1948 - 1950 
Mamod SE3
Mamod SE3
1972 - 1977 
Mamod SE3 G&G
Mamod SE3 G&G
1968 
Mamod SP1
Mamod SP1
1979 - 1984 
Mamod SP5
Mamod SP5
1979 - 1984 

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S.E.L.

S.E.L. steam engines were made between 1946 and 1965. The range comprised four stationary engines and various accessories. S.E.L. was the first to use Bakelite on toy steam engines. A feature that not everyone is overly enthousiastic about.


My S.E.L. models:
S.E.L. 1530 - Junior
S.E.L. 1530 - Junior
1946 - 1964 

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Engines that used to be part of my collection
Below you see all the engines that are no longer part of my collection
Ab Algra
Ab Algra John Ericcson
1970
Mamod
Mamod Minor 1
1975 - 1979
Mamod
Mamod TE1A
1972 - 1977
Wilesco
Wilesco D18
2005

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