|Ruston 6VCB Generating Set|
|Collection ID||Internal Fire Core Collection|
|Made By||Ruston & Hornsby Ltd|
|Made In||Lincoln, England|
|Description||169KVA three phase generating set driven by 6 cylinder vertical diesel. Alternator and control equipment by Brush.|
|Location||Main museum yard|
Supplied new to water pumping station at Gerards Cross
Donated to the museum by Three Valleys Water via Progress Group. Arrived at the museum.
Temporarily setup in the Hall 5 area, the VCB ran for the first time at the museum.
Moved into Hall 7 for commissioning.
Ran for the first time in Hall 7 as part of the Night At The Museum event.
|Conservation/ Maintenance History|
Fuel system stripped and cleaned. Injectors serviced. Engine run for the first time on public display using temporary fuel tank and the Sulzer hot well
Air Start Valves
Since arrival one or more air start valves were known to be faulty. Volunteer JW (ex engineer for the engine) removed, cleaned and ground in the air start valves.