The Steamboat Association
of Great Britain

to foster and encourage steam boating and the building, development, preservation and restoration of steam boats and steam machinery

to stimulate public interest
in steam boats
and steam boating

to promote high standards
of workmanship,
safety and seamanship


Our quarterly journal - issued free to all members

Funnel 182 – Autumn 2019 


Funnel 181, the 2019 Summer Edition will be with you at some point after June 3rd. Our printers and publishers apologise that they expect a 2/3 delay in mailing your ‘Funnel’ out to you, however, it’ll be well worth waiting for.


Funnel 181 is a well-mixed edition with something for everyone from Zeuner diagrams and a fascinating ‘Boiler Forum’ to the first part of another of John Richardson’s colourful accounts of life at sea, this time facing some seriously unpleasant steam leaks.  There is an account of the new Windermere Jetty Museum of Steam and Stories and a write-up of the 2019 AGM plus a wealth of other material and pictures for you to enjoy.


We like YOU to feature in Funnel! So if you have a nice juicy submission to contribute to 182 – due out on or around September 1st - please send to the Editor by July 31st. It doesn’t have to be a literary masterpiece: the large and enthusiastic editorial team of thrusting young journalists in the SBA’s offices will beat it into shape.


Contributions should be sent to: Mark Rudall (Honorary Editor)

Copy Deadlines

Spring/March issue:
31 January
Summer/June issue: 30 April
Autumn/September issue: 31 July
Winter/December issue: 31 October

Please submit all material
as early as possible!



For more Funnel contents, see the Cumulative Index, or the Back Issues Archive


Copy should ideally be sent in Word format. We publish to an 84pp A5 format so simply send straight Word files of the text and pictures as separate (rather than embedded) jpgs.

Photos and scanned drawings should be at 300dpi - i.e. JPGs saved as high quality.  

You can now also submit articles, letters and members' adverts from this website.


Small Adverts for steam related items are printed free of charge to members and on a one-off basis to other individuals at the Editor's discretion. Photos may be included if space permits.


For commercial advertisements email

Many items published in Funnel are the personal opinions of the contributor and therefore may not necessarily reflect SBA policy.

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