Following the war effort, the UK was growing through a change in attitudes with modern lifestyles and new trends becoming more and more apparent. In the second part of our look back at the history of Mamod, we see how the company fared through the Swinging Sixties to the 1980s.

At the end of the 1940s, Mamod had to bid farewell to the SE3, SE4 and ME1 marine engine and even conceded that the Meteor and Conqueror boat models were not going to be the success it had hoped them to be. The beginning of the 1950s saw a series of changes with the company relocating to Camden Street near to Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter. However, more significant was the departure of Bud Malins following a dispute with father, Geoffrey.

Bud was quickly followed by Eric Malins, who walked out on the company in 1954, leaving Geoffrey Malins to look for a buyer. Despite Mamod being profitable and the company embarking on new engine designs, namely replacing the hot stamped brass flywheels with the Mazak, a buyer was not forthcoming. However, there was a silver lining as it led to a reconciliation with Eric who rejoined as managing director in 1956.

With father and son reunited the wheels were set in motion to produce the first new Mamod model in nine years and in 1957 the twin cylinder SE3 rolled off the production line. It proved a major hit and was quickly followed by the ME1 and ME2 marine engines while the current stock was also upgraded ready for the dawn of the Swinging Sixties.

In the build-up to a new decade, Mamod hired 50 employees giving it the ability to produce 300 models a day. While the SE3 had been success, a real watershed moment came in 1961 when Mamod launched the SR1 steam roller, the company's first mobile model. This prompted a surge in interest and allowed Mamod to not only relocate to bigger premises in Brierley Hill, but also allowed it to give birth to the likes of the TE1 steam tractor and other stationary models such as the SE1a and SE2a.

As the sixties rolled on and people continued to enjoy the social upheaval the era brought, Mamod was thriving and was boosted by its top seller the TE1 steam tractor, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2013. As the decade came to a close, it signalled a change of tack for Mamod with Steve Malins jumping on production. In 1972, Steve's first model, the Overtype Steam Road Wagon, was launched to great acclaim and helped sales push up to 116,000.

Despite the company's success, there was sadness in June 1975 as Geoffrey passed away at the age of 83. The firm he had built had taken on the challenges the past few decades had thrown at it and come out of it the other end performing strongly.

The challenges stacked up for Mamod during the latter stages of the 1970s with European regulations and an oil spill in the US, prompting fears about methylated spirit, hitting the company's sales. However, it still saw the launch of the SP series and railways sets such as the RS1 and RS2.

As the world heralded in 1980, it represented the final year in which the Malins family would have control over Mamod and the firm was sold to a new owner who was tasked with the challenges the next decade would throw at it.