Aveling & Porter no. 12115 ST -(rambler) VW 5172 at Driffield 08 - P8100484
At Driffield 2008
Engine Details
Manufacturer Aveling & Porter
Build date 1928
Serial no. 12115
Registration no. VW 5172
Machine type Steam tractor
Model type/class Type AL
Weight Tons (kg) 5 ton
Power nhp 4 nhp
No. of Cylinders 2
Cylinder type compound
Linkage Type slide valve
No. of Gears 2
Ancillary equipment Canopy
Sale Price (approximate)
(if published)
Auctioneer -
Private Sale {{{privatesale}}}
Notes Ongoing restoration
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Aveling & Porter no. 12115 is an steam tractor that was built in 1928 by Aveling & Porter in Rochester Kent. Was converted to a showman's tractor for a number of years. Now being restored in Steam tractor form by current owner.

Engine HistoryEdit

  • 1928 - Supplied new to Essex County Council for haulage.[1]
  • 1934 - sold to Mr Smirh of Fakenham, Norfolk and used for driving a sawmill.
  • 1934 to 1961 ? details unknown.
  • 1962 converted to a showman's tractor and named Rambler.
  • 2000 bought by N. Crisp (current owner) and restored to tractor form over several years.[1]
  • 2008/2009 canopy refitted.
  • Restoration ongoing As of 2010
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References / sourcesEdit

  • Various show guides
  1. 1.0 1.1 Driffield show guide 2008

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