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Ruston 6XHR
Object ID2
Date1938-01-01
Works No
Accession NoIF:2016:62
StatusOn Display
Category Engine
Collection IDInternal Fire Core Collection
Made ByRuston & Hornsby Ltd
Made InLincoln, England
DescriptionHorizontal single cylinder 36hp diesel engine originally used in a stone yard at Caerphilly
LocationInstalled in Hall 2
ConditionRunning
History
2010-12-20

Purchased from an advert in Stationary Engine Magazine in 1996.


2016-06-06

Transferred from the Castell Pridd collection having been on loan since 2003. Exchanged for the long term store object McLaren FH single.

Conservation/ Maintenance History
Installation
2008-05-02

Installed at the museum in 2003 and run for 7 years. The bore was in poor condition when installed and suffered from excessive blow-by.


Liner
2010-12-20

Liner and piston removed in the middle of the 2009 season as blow-by was excesasive. Liner sent for sleeving and boring to fit the skimmed piston.