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Paxman Vega
Object ID1596
Date1960-01-01
Works No
Accession NoIF:2005:005
StatusOn Display
Category Engine
Collection IDPaxman Archive
Made ByDavey, Paxman & Co. Ltd
Made InColchester, England
DescriptionAir cooled V12 diesel generating set
LocationTurbine Shed
ConditionRunning
History
1963-01-01

The engine is believed to be one of a pair supplied to Canberra when built, then removed and returned to the factory for a rebuild and re-sold to the Ffestiniog hydro-electricPlant.


2005-10-05

Set donated to the museum by First Hydro

Conservation/ Maintenance History
Initial Inspection
2006-11-10

Good overall order with little work to do before running. Governor adjustment required before the first run to bring the initial running speed as low as possible.


First Run
2008-10-12

Ex Paxman engineer Alex Walford spent a day going over the engine and after setting up the governor she was run several times culminating in a full speed run at 1500 rpm for around 5 minutes.


Commissioned
2009-04-12

The control cabinets, sump heater and priming pump were rewired and the set is now in full working order,

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