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Worthington Simpson Twin
Object ID4
Date1928-04-02
Works No
Accession NoIF:2003:001
StatusOn Display
Category Engine
Collection IDInternal Fire Core Collection
Made ByWorthington Simpson Ltd
Made InNewark, UK
DescriptionVertical twin cylinder two stroke diesel engine originally based at the Kew Sewage Pumping Station in London
LocationPower Hall 3
ConditionRunning
History
2012-03-30

The engine was removed from Kew in 2001 and donated to Internal Fire in 2003 by The Anson Engine Museum, our thanks to them for what was one of our first large diesel engines.

Conservation/ Maintenance History
Pump and Injectors
2004-06-08

Both injectors removed and stripped, both worn and in need of replacement or rebuild. Pump stripped and suction and delivery valve seats re-machined.


Little End Bearings
2006-02-14

Both crosshead pins removed and one little end bearing replaced. Timing end piston and rod pulled and inspected, some cracks found in the bridges on the transer ports. Both crosshead slippers packed to reduce "slap" but significant wear present at the mid point of the guide.


Flywheel Key Repair
2007-04-10

Flywheel keyway re-machined and larger keyway cut in crankshaft.