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Hallams Fowler

A continuation of the renovation and running of a Fowler DNB 1929 Road Roller
Works number 17487 Reg number LG2251.
More information and pictures can be found here

Here We Go Again

Ongoing Posted on Mon, August 04, 2014 08:55PM

Well, here we go again with the starting blocks for another project.

We now have in our possession a Fowler 3 cylinder Diesel engine with a compatible crankshaft for our Fowler Sanders Precision Roller. We will keep you updated on our progress with this unique roller. Here’s a couple of pictures of the newly delivered engine.

With Great Sadness

Ongoing Posted on Sun, June 22, 2014 06:29PM

With great sadness we announce the passing of Arthur Hallam.
The Hallams Family has lost a great Member and will truly be missed.

Left : Arthur Hallam

Great Dorset Steam Fair 26th August 2013

Events Posted on Mon, August 26, 2013 06:28PM

Well a dream has finally come true for the Hallam’s Family.
All the years David has been visiting the great Dorset steam fair never would he (or us) thought that we would ever have taken Little Stoke to this event.

Well it has happend and Little Stoke has landed at Dorset in advance for this years event. Also along side Little Stoke we have taken our next project the Fowler precision Diesel roller and this is to be exhibited in the Great Dorset Steam Fair main tent.

Here is Little Stoke and the precision fowler leaving our yard

// is the Precision roller being pulled from the workshop

More updates while this event is taking place please stay tuned

also here is the Great Dorset Steam Fair website

Testing 1,2,3

Ongoing Posted on Thu, June 20, 2013 08:18PM

Yes it was really that today (20/06/2013)

Today Jon, Phil & Nick took our Class G test on Little Stoke.

The day started at 9:37 with Jon at the wheel.

I was the second person to take the test

Phil talking to the examiner

And Finally Nick takes to the footplate

Test 1 , 2 , 3 was rewarded with a pass from all of us here’s a pic of all of us complete with the examiner

And here’s Jon driving with his new category on his licence

Thanks to all that made today possible


Rolling back the years

Ongoing Posted on Thu, June 20, 2013 07:40PM

15th June 2013 Me and Jon took Little Stoke out for a quick spin and rolled some hardcore that David had been given.

heres Jon rolling with the times

Vintage Spirit Photo Shoot

Ongoing Posted on Fri, May 31, 2013 10:57PM

Friday 31st May we arranged to meet up with Assistant Editor of Vintage Spirit Magazine Richard Murphy for a photo shoot for the magazine.

The venue was Sudbury Hall.

The day prior to this we 99.9% completed the work for the Winter makeover and we steam tested Little Stoke for the first time in 2013.

The day was perfect, Excellent weather, Excellent company.

Nick lit the fire around 12 while he tweaked a few things that were flagged on the steam test a day before. I arrived around 1,15 pm and steam was already raised.

A quick oil up and check all running things and we left around 2,15 pm. Richard was already at the venue and real keen to get started, as he had a lot of ideas as to where we should park and show the best of Little Stoke to his ever ready camera.

After the Shoot we took Little Stoke to Klondyke Mill for this weekends steam party, And met up with Bobby Cowling the editor of Vintage Spirit.

All in all we had a great afternoon out and saw some great shots in the making.

Big thanks to Richard and Bobby for supporting us as you have done.

Phil Hallam

Here is a few shots of our own from the afternoon at Sudbury Hall

Top Left Richard Murphy, Top right Richard Murphy

Bottom left Richard Murphy Bottom right Little Stoke

Winter Makeover

Ongoing Posted on Mon, April 01, 2013 09:40AM

2013 has been dogged with bad weather, This has taken its toll on the winter makeover. The leading person for the continuous work has been down to Jon.

Nick has been fabricating a new toolbox

And Jon has been busy applying heat proof paint to the smoke box and Nick has painted the boiler prior to adding the boiler cladding.

Along with this he has been busy cutting and shaping the boiler lagging ready for the boiler tins to be fabricated, painted, lined and fitted.

Progress has been slow as we have not all been available to carry out the necessary work

Things to complete

fabricate and paint boiler tins

touch up paint in various places

Re fabricate steering chains

Re assemble cylinder head and valve guides, Stephenson’s link

finish lining on the tender

paint canopy ready for a copy of the original livery

boiler examination and steam test

various other tweaks and fixes.

we are currently having 4 new fire bars made and they should be with us real soon.

Please remember that you can view this story and lots more on our website

Little Stoke Winter Rest

Ongoing Posted on Sat, December 01, 2012 11:30AM

On 4th of November Me and David went to fetch Little Stoke back from the previous nights firework event.

previous night Nick Banked the fire up in an attempt to keep the engine warm to speed the process of the following mornings steam up. Well in short this did help and the boiler was still quite warm but it still took a while in a cold and frosty November morning. Here is a picture of the next morning after the Fireworks.

After what seemed eternity we finally had enough steam to take her home.

Here is David getting little Stoke ready for leaving Klondyke

I took the footplate and David took the steering wheel and we led her home.

Here is David taking the engine through the gate

And Just around the corner

Not long after we arrived we were joined by Bernard Hallam, Just before we put Little Stoke in the shed David decided to roll out some hardcore that someone had brought us

And finally before we placed her to sleep we washed her down and drove her in to her resting place for the winter. Here is a pose with David And Bernard before the were doors sealed up.

Thanks to all who have made 2012 a great year for us And Little Stoke, We will be returning in 2013

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