Recent Projects

Industrial Toggle Press

Industrial Toggle Press

An independent refractory manufacturer and processor of refractory minerals based in the Peak District had problems with a 350 ton Toggle Press developing cracks in the bottom press.
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Rolls-Royce Manifolds

Rolls-Royce Manifolds

We were contacted by a customer who had accumulated a small collection of Rolls-Royce exhaust manifolds in various states of repair —rusting, cracked in two, and with historical repairs needing correction.
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Victorian Water Hoppers

Victorian Water Hoppers

We were contacted by a company who were renovating a Victorian property to repair two cast iron water hoppers which were in need of new spigot sections, and one of them had a large crack to the back face which would need fusion welding.
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Industrial Paper Roller

Industrial Paper Roller

When we were contacted by a company urgently needing our expertise in Metal Stitching to repair a crack which had appeared in one of their large mechanical paper rollers, we were ready!
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Larbert 41104 Range

Larbert 41104 Range

This stove came into our workshop piled on a pallet, looking a sorry sight! To the untrained eye it looked like a pile of scrap, but we “jig-sawed” the pieces back into some sort of orderly fashion, and, although there were pieces broken off various components, we were able to remanufacture and weld into place using our approved fusion welding procedure for cast iron.
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Maserati Block

Maserati Block

We were contacted by a customer with an 8-cylinder block from a classic Maserati car who explained, “We are hoping to replace all the liners and thought that as pairs they could be machined and then welded in place by you - you came highly recommended by Julian of Historics in Belgium”.
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Flood Defence Flap Outlet

Flood Defence Flap Outlet

We were contacted by a company that needed our expertise in onsite stitching repairs to a cracked Flap Outlet for a flood defence system in Lancashire and the repairs needed to be carried out in one day!
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Village Water Pump

Village Water Pump

We were contacted by a customer who had acquired an old cast iron village pump which was in need of some tlc. The foot of the pump had part of the base flange missing, and the top of the pump was short of its original cap and finial!
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1932 Alvis Firefly Head

1932 Alvis Firefly Head

We were contacted by the owner of a 1932 Alvis Firefly cylinder head who explained that after many years excellent service the head had developed a water leak from below the valve inserts on the two centre exhaust ports from corrosion, age and heat.
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Calendar 4 Gearbox Casing

Calendar 4 Gearbox Casing

When a renowned tyre manufacturing company contacted us requesting emergency repairs of a broken Calendar 4 gearbox casing and cracked cover plate, along with the two main bearing housings which had brought production to a halt, we were more than happy to help them out!
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Fi Fi Pump Casing Cover

Fi Fi Pump Casing Cover

A request came in from a worldwide marine company for us to inspect a fire fighting pump casing cover whilst their vessel was undergoing repair.
We found the casing to have substantial cavitation, and also required the remanufacture and fitting of its bronze nose ring.
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St Joseph's School

St Joseph's School

We were approached by a construction company undertaking vital repairs to a primary school to carry out onsite refurbishments to eight cast iron windows needing attention.
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MAN B&W L8 28/32H HEAD

MAN B&W L8 28/32H HEAD

Slinden Services Limited have repaired and reconditioned many different types of Marine Cylinder Head including MAK, MAN, Diahatsu, Volvo and Niigata.
This MAN head was in need of welding repairs to inlet and exhaust ports due to deterioration/corrosion.
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Diahatsu DL280 Head

Diahatsu DL280 Head

When a world-wide marine company sent us a Diahatsu DL280 cylinder head for repair, close inspection revealed it had cracks from the valve cages to the flame face, and also the water passageway holes were badly corroded.
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Squirrel Bench

Squirrel Bench

A cast iron Squirrel Bench - once a recognised symbol of the Furness Railway - was brought into our Derbyshire workshop for welding repairs and modifications.
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Lorraine-Dietrich Block

Lorraine-Dietrich Block

One of our international customers brought a Lorraine-Dietrich 6-cylinder block for an Alfa Romeo Tipo 6C over from Belgium to our workshop in Derbyshire for repairs and also modifications.
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Industrial Lathe Saddle

Industrial Lathe Saddle

An enquiry was received from a West Midlands company who then brought this broken lathe saddle into our Derbyshire workshop for repair.
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Tug Rope Guard

Tug Rope Guard

A world-wide Marine company requested our specialised services when the port propeller rope guard of one of their fleet of tugs needed urgent repairs due to severe cavitation.
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Herne Hill Columns

Herne Hill Columns

We were contacted by a contractor involved in the construction of Herne Hill Velodrome’s new pavilion building.
A project was launched to renovate the whole area with the centrepiece being the new Pavilion which would replace the derelict structure, but incorporate the original cast iron columns into the design.
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1902 James & Browne Blocks

1902 James & Browne Blocks

We were approached by a London College’s Student Union to carry out repairs to the engine blocks of a 1902 James & Browne motorcar which the College had owned since 1934.
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Industrial Gearbox Cover

Industrial Gearbox Cover

When a Yorkshire engineering company contacted us requesting our help with urgent repairs to a 50” crack to the gearbox cover from an industrial machine—with the minimum amount of time out of action—we were ready for the challenge!
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Niigata 28BXE

Niigata 28BXE

Our specialised services were requested urgently by a world-wide marine company to carry out repairs to three Niigata cylinder heads from a tug in dry dock undergoing an overhaul.
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Trinity College, Cambridge

Trinity College, Cambridge

We are proud to have been involved in the major refurbishment project of New Court, Trinity College.
This Grade 1 listed building which was built in 1825 to a Tudor Gothic design, was to undergo a “retrofit” allowing the student accommodation to become energy efficient, with the façade and windows restored to their former glory.
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Aston Martin "Le Mans" Block

Aston Martin "Le Mans" Block

As you can see from the first two photographs, a damaged block was brought to us by its owner along with a number of broken pieces to jigsaw back into position!
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Elgamill Machine

Elgamill Machine

When the Plant Engineer of a company manufacturing track for the underground railway system contacted us regarding a large crack opening up on an Elgamill machine (key in the process of manufacture), he requested the repairs be carried out urgently and in situ as the machine could not be removed.
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Windlass Gypsy Chain Drums

Windlass Gypsy Chain Drums

A Cornish Shipyard contacted Slinden Services regarding two windlass gypsies – asking if it was possible to build up the worn areas that the anchor chains bite on as the chains were jumping causing problems with the winding – and it needed to be done quite urgently!
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Kings Cross Columns

Kings Cross Columns

Following completion of the iconic Kings Cross Station’s main concourse restoration, attention was turned to the listed platform canopy that extends beyond the main station between Platforms 8 & 9.
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1928 Dennis Lorry Block

1928 Dennis Lorry Block

We were approached by a customer who had a badly cracked cylinder block on his 1928 Dennis Lorry and requested we carry out metal stitching repairs on site.
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TCZ Platen Press

TCZ Platen Press

We were approached by a Derbyshire packaging firm to carry out in situ metal stitching repairs to a TCZ Platen Press when it was brought to a halt due to a number of cracks opening up on the machine.
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Dredger Propellers

Dredger Propellers

We were approached by a Scottish dredging company to undertake urgent repairs to two badly damaged propellers whilst the dredger underwent an overhaul—and were given just a week to complete the task!
There was severe wear on all the tips due to corrosion, and two tips had completely broken off!
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Cast Iron Window Balcony

Cast Iron Window Balcony

When a query came in to us for repair and restoration of an ornate cast iron balcony, our engineer attended an on site inspection before bringing back to our workshop.
We found missing scrolls and bars as well as general cracks that needed welding, and modifications would also be required to the feet and wall fixings to allow for safer installation into the base and wall.
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1904 Darracq Block

1904 Darracq Block

When the owner of a 1904 Darracq requested our help with the repairs of his irreplaceable block, we were happy to oblige!
The block in question was cracked across the bridge with various leaks also needing attention.
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Steam Chimney & Ejector Exhaust Ring

Steam Chimney & Ejector Exhaust Ring

The owners of Loco number 73082 “Camelot”, based on the Bluebell Line requested our welding repair services whilst it was having an overhaul following 10 years of service.
The steam chimney was in need of repairs to the broken rim and cracks running from the bolt holes where attached to the smokebox. The ejector exhaust ring needed repairs to a broken flange.
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1898 Aveling & Porter

1898 Aveling & Porter

We were contacted by an Aveling & Porter 1898 Steam Road Roller owner when the front forks (which hold the roller in place) suffered a nasty break into two pieces!
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Hunslet J Pipe & Slide Valve

Hunslet J Pipe & Slide Valve

A steam railway company located in East Anglia approached us to carry out welding repairs to a Hunslet J pipe and its associated slide valve for one of their steam locos which, although undergoing previous repair had not passed stringent tests when it came to being refitted.
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Hudswell Clarke Saddle Casting

Hudswell Clarke Saddle Casting

We were pleased to undertake the necessary repairs to Hudswell Clarke Loco No.1604’s saddle casting which had wasted upper flanges and exhaust passages.
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Loco Steam Cylinders

Loco Steam Cylinders

We were contacted by one of the oldest and longest narrow gauge railways in England when one of their heritage locomotive’s steam cylinders needed some weld repairs
carrying out.
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LNER 4-6-0 Class B12/3

LNER 4-6-0 Class B12/3

The M&GN Joint Railway Society, owners of the only surviving ex LNER 4-6-0 Class B12/3 No. 8572 which is based on the North Norfolk Railway, approached Slinden Services to undertake the repair of the steam flange faces to the locomotive’s regulator valve, and associated 'J' pipe.
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NER Water Crane

NER Water Crane

We are delighted to have been involved in the major restoration project on behalf of a Cumbrian Railway Company to fully restore to working order a vintage NER Water Crane complete with the water valve operators handle.
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Westminster Bridge London

Westminster Bridge London

Slinden Services are proud to have recently carried out repairs on behalf of Transport for London to Westminster Bridge.
Westminster Bridge is a Grade II listed structure in the heart of London, over the River Thames. It was opened in 1862 and is painted green, the same colour as the leather seats in the House of Commons!
The bridge had recently been damaged by a sightseeing cruiser and sustained damage to the façade and supporting structure.
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Rickmansworth Station

Rickmansworth Station

We were contacted by London Underground to repair a cast iron column at Rickmansworth Station - after it was damaged by a reversing lorry. This was an on-site repair with minimal disruption to the station.
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Fi-Fi Pump Volute Casings

Fi-Fi Pump Volute Casings

A world-wide Marine company requested our urgent specialized services whilst in dry dock to repair and recondition two fire pumps which had sustained severe cavitation in the main volute casings.
This area was ground back to sound material and subsequently welded using our Lloyds approved welding procedures for Cast Iron.
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Bridge Plaque circ 1800

Bridge Plaque circ 1800

As part of preserving our history and culture, Slinden Services were requested to carry out the repair and restoration of an historic Cast Iron Plaque circ 1800 by Enfield Council for repair and restoration, using our approved Lloyds pre-heat Fusion Welding Procedure.
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Steam Cylinder Exhaust

Steam Cylinder Exhaust

A Welsh railway company sent an enquiry regarding a damaged/eroded loco steam cylinder Exhaust flange. After initial consultation, we were able to offer our expertise in both fusion welding and metal stitching.
This entailed our Engineers to go to site and collect the castings for initial Fusion Welding repairs at our workshops.
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Napier Turbo Casing

Napier Turbo Casing

A Multi National Marine Company requested our services to repair and recondition a Marine Turbo Casing which had sustained a fatigue fracture and was leaking coolant water.
This area was ground back to sound material and subsequently welded using our Lloyds approved welding procedure for Cast Iron.
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Trinity Square - London

Trinity Square - London

Slinden Services recently received an ‘SOS call’ from a building contractor in London. A lorry had reversed into a Cast Iron Lamp Post that was due to be in the background of a scene of the latest James Bond Movie ‘Skyfall’. Daniel Craig was set to arrive to film a chase scene around Trinity Square, with the Lamp Post clearly visible in this important scene.
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The Glove Factory

The Glove Factory

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh came to witness the newly refurbished Glove Factory in Yeovil this year as part of the Diamond Jubilee Tour. This former factory is now part of a Zero Carbon Living Development and is used as commercial and office space.
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CAT 3512 V12 Block

CAT 3512 V12 Block

As we carry out repairs from around the world, it was no surprise to get an enquiry from an Island in the Caribbean!!
The island’s Electricity Company were investigating the possibility of repairs to one of their CAT V12 Cylinder Blocks that had cracks in the camshaft area which were in need of repairs.
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Industrial Printing Press

Industrial Printing Press

An enquiry was received from a large company that manufacture and print packaging boxes for many major brands.
The Maintenance Manager was in need of help to repair a large printing press, which was in-situ and could not be removed from site.
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Peter Pan

Peter Pan

As part of preserving our history and culture, Slinden Services carried out the repair and restoration of an historic statue from a local private estate - ‘Peter Pan’ which was badly cracked down the back of the statue, due to frost and weather conditions in the UK.
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MAK 601

MAK 601

A Marine MAK 601 Cylinder Head was received at our works - very badly burnt and cracked in the valve cage pocket.
This area was ground back to sound material and followed by our Lloyds approved Fusion Welding Procedure.
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MAN Alfa U28

MAN Alfa U28

A batch of 12 MAN Alfa U28 Marine Cylinder Heads were received at our works - very badly damaged and cracked from the Injector to the Valve Seat pocket.
This area was ground back to sound material and followed by our Lloyds approved Fusion Welding Procedure.
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Industrie 6D7

Industrie 6D7

Two Industrie Marine Cylinder Heads were received for repairs at our works. After close inspection, MPI testing revealed that the heads had suffered from ‘pitting’ and excessive fretting on the high pressure sealing ring and extensive cracks from the Injector to the Valve Seat pocket.
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De Deon 1903

De Deon 1903

A mono block for a De Deon 1903 veteran car was received at our works for inspection to see if we could repair?
As you can see from the photographs this block was basically scrap(!!) - but due to the fact that this is an irreplaceable component we put our engineers to the test and began repairing this item using our approved Fusion Welding Procedure for cast iron material.
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Ballot 2LS

Ballot 2LS

A valued customer of Slinden Services Ltd came to us with a Ballot Cylinder Block and Crankcase for our thoughts on repairs.
Ballot was a French Automobile Manufacturer who made cars from 1921 to 1932.
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Amilcar

Amilcar

Slinden Services Ltd were approached to repair an Amilcar Cylinder Block recently.
Amilcar was a French Manufacturer who produced vehicles between 1921 and 1940.
After inspection of the Block it was found to have previous failed repairs, extensive cracking on the head face area and cracks between all the cylinder bores!
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Daimler Block

Daimler Block

A Daimler 6 Cylinder Block was received at our works for a full inspection/quotation.
As you can see from the photographs this block was basically scrap (the frost damage ran the full length of the block!!) - but with our lock and pin procedures we brought the block back to life.
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St James Hotel

St James Hotel

Several Cast Iron Railings were damaged at an impressive hotel in London. This damage was caused by a lorry reversing into the railings.
After an on site inspection by one of our Engineers, the railings were removed from site and carefully transported back to our factory in Derbyshire to avoid any further damage.
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MAN 8L Onsite

MAN 8L Onsite

Slinden Services were called to the rescue of a Bulk Carrier in Southampton Docks.
Our Team of Engineers travelled to site to inspect the damaged marine block on this vessel.
As you can see from the photographs the Con-Rod had let go and smashed through the liner and the block.
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Zetor Block

Zetor Block

A Zetor Engine was in need of some T.L.C when it arrived at our factory.
As you can see from the photographs this block was badly frost damaged - but with our lock and pin procedures we managed to breathe new life into this engine, that otherwise would have been beyond repair.
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