Western Steam Ltd, Somerset
Western Steam Ltd specialise in the production of copper boilers for live steam locomotives and traction engines. Boilers can be built to either standard published designs or supplied drawings.
Our boilers are of all copper construction, fitted with bronze bushes and silver soldered throughout. They are manufactured in accordance with the Code of Practice and standards laid down by the Association of Professional Copper Boiler Makers (ME).
Upon completion, boilers are hydraulically tested to twice the maximum allowable pressure and are supplied with CCIT (Certificate of Conformity and Initial Test) - purchasers are welcome to witness this test at our factory.
Our boilers are usually made to order, but we do have a limited number of boilers in stock for immediate delivery.
Western Steam owner Helen Verrall-Stait has established a reputation for manufacturing first class, high quality, finished boilers and to complement this we work with GS Model Supplies Ltd who offer a first class supply service from their retail shop adjacent to the factory. GS Model Supplies owner Geoff Stait has many years experience in the model engineering field and aims to supply as many of the needs of the model engineer as possible.
Helen and Geoff welcome visitors to the factory/shop and also attend a number of rallies and exhibitions throughout the year, please check www.gssmodelengineers.com for events and dates.
Please contact us for further information on any of our services/products or for a quotation.
Upon request we can offer a range of Boiler Kits. All kits are complete with boiler plates fully flanged and materials supplied for all bushes. You will only need to add silver solder and flux. Please ring for futher details.
A 10% deposit is required when ordering.
We can also offer a service for final assembly of commercially purchased boiler kits.
Proof of purchase will be required to enable full certification to be available on completion.
Added: 9th June 2016