|IFOD - W.H. Allen Heritage Collection|
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|Collection ID||W.H. Allen Heritage Collection|
|Made By||W.H.Allen, Sons & Co. Ltd|
|Made In||Bedford, UK|
|Description||Vertical four cylinder diesel engine originally driving an Allen centrifugal pump for drainage work. |
Originally installed at the Catsholme Pumping Station, part of the Wissey Internal Drainage Board and pumping the Common Dyke into the River Wissey.
The 108hp engine drove a Conqueror pump through a flexible coupling delivering 70 tons of water a minute against a 16 foot head.
|Location||Power Hall 1|
Running during the first season at the museum in 2003.
Removed from the pumping station at Southery.
Arrived at Cooil Shellagh, Isle of Man for storage
Shipped from the Isle of Man to Castell Pridd
Arrived at Castell Pridd and placed in storage in Hall 1
Erected on frame in Hall 1
Work completed and engine test run successfully.
|Conservation/ Maintenance History|
Cylinder 1 Low Compression
An attempt was made to remove the exhaust valve cage from No 1 cylinder. This was found to be seized and eventually broke. The cage was collapsed in-situ and has been now been replaced. Compression remains low on No 1 and 2 cylinders and the engine will require a full strip although currently running.