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|Running||Ailsa Craig D1 Petrol Engine||Single cylinder petrol marine engine with gearbox.|
|Running||Ailsa Craig RL1 Diesel Engine with Marine Gearbox||Ailsa Craig RL1 10hp Diesel Engine with Marine Gearbox. |
Mounted on wooden skid unit with 4 castors.
Two starting handles, long throw for flywheel side, short throw for gearbox side.
Water cooled exhaust silencer. In excellent mechanical order.
|Running||Allen 3S30||Originally thought to be supplied as a single engine contract to the East Surrey Water Company, Leatherhead and then later moved to Woldingham Pumping Station.|
This was based on the works number K1/24744 from the works plate. However, once restoration started the engine was found to have the works number K1/21518.
Donated by SEAMS in 2012
|Running||Allen 6S37C Diesel||6 cylinder vertical 4-stroke diesel engine originally driving Allen Double Conqueror pump via gearbox at Welches Dam Pumping Station. 500bhp at 475 rpm|
|Running||Allen 8S30||Straight 8 skid mount genset with Mather & Platt alternator and exciter. Isenthal regulator. 355BHP at 600 rpm. Stroke 300mm, Bore 230mm|
|Running||Allen FOE 2-Stroke Semidiesel||Two-stroke vertical hotbulb oil engine originally installed at Conington Fen Pumping Station, Hunts.|
Note:The location details were passed by the the donor but a previous owner has commented that this information is not correct. An application will be made to Bedford Archives to obtain the correct details.
|Running||Allen S30||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.
|Running||Allen S47||3 Cylinder vertical four-stroke diesel engine originally driving a multi-stage pump through a speed multiplier|
|Running||Amanco 6hp Mule Team||Very original horizontal open crank petrol/paraffin engine. Original paintwork on original skids.|
|Running||Atlantic Marine||Four cylinder marine petrol engine with reversing box. L head design in pairs.|
|Running||Belliss & Morcom Paraffin Engine||Single cylinder four-stroke petrol/paraffin engine driving generator|
|Running||Belliss & Morcom S5A||Vertical four cylinder direct coupled genset producing 100KVA at 600 rpm, 240v single phase. Originally supplied to the Air Ministry|
|Running||Blackstone BSI Spring Injection Diesel||Single cylinder horizontal diesel engine with Blackstone patent spring injection.|
|Running||Blackstone DB Vertical Diesel||12hp diesel engine supplied to a farm in Carmarthenshire. Excellent condition|
|Running||Blackstone NP Horizontal Diesel||Horizontal enclosed diesel engine, 19hp @ 700 rpm|
|Running||Bradford Horizontal Petrol Engine||Single cylinder enclosed crank horizontal on trolley|
|Running||Bristol Siddeley Proteus||Industrial gas turbine based on an aircraft turboprop unit producing 4250 SHP.|
|Running||Brit E 10 Marine Engine||Twin cylinder petrol engine with gearbox|
|Running||Brit E10 Marine Engine||Model E10 twin cylinder marine petrol engine, electric start|
|Running||Clayton & Shuttleworth JA||Horizontal single cylinder two-stroke hot bulb.|
|Running||Cleveland 3-286A||Three cylinder two-stroke diesel generating set. Installed 2nd hand at Amcor Flexibles in Ilkeston, Derbyshire.|
|Running||Crossley 1050||Single cylinder horizontal petrol/paraffin, enclosed hopper cooled.|
|Running||Crossley HD3||Single cylinder horizontal diesel|
|Running||Crossley VO||Vertical single cylinder class VO7 11hp two stroke semidiesel engine driving Worthington Simpson duplex water pump|
|Running||Deutz F2L712 Generating Set||Twin cylinder 1700cc air-cooled diesel engine driving single phase generating set. Skid mounted.|
|Running||Dorman 8JT||186kva 3-phase generating set.|
|Running||Feltham SM1 Marine Engine||Single cylinder 4-stroke marine engine with reversing gear|
|Running||Foden FD 6 Mk 3||Six cylinder two-stroke diesel, ex plant|
|Running||Gardner 1L2 Generating Set||DC generating set driven by single cylinder vertical diesel engine. Mounted on cast bedplate|
|Running||Gardner 3HF Horizontal Oil Engine||8HP mounted on trailer.|
|Running||Gardner 4LW||Four cylinder vertical diesel on cast bedplate driving Crompton dynamo and Reavell compressor.|
|Running||Gardner 4LW||Four cylinder vertical diesel on cast bedplate driving Crompton dynamo and three phase alternator|
|Running||Gardner 5LW||5 cylinder four-stroke diesel engine.|
|Running||Gardner 6LW Marine Engine and Gearbox||Ex RN unit, reconditioned and inhibited 30+years ago.|
|Running||Hamworthy Oil Engine/Compressor Set||Vertical single cylinder two stroke petrol/paraffin engine driving twin cylinder compressor. Originally supplied to provide starting air for a 4S30 Allen|
|Running||Hartop FE||1 1/2hp two-stroke petrol engine|
|Running||Hartop H||1hp two-stroke petrol engine|
|Running||Hatz/Bristol Compressor||Starting compressor set for 6VCB Ruston|
|Running||Hornsby Oil Engine||12hp oil engine|
|Running||Kelvin E2 Marine Engine||Twin cylinder petrol/paraffin marine engine|
|Running||Lister A Bruston||Single cylinder vertical hopper cooled petrol engine. Ex Bruston generating set.|
|Running||Lister A Compressor set||Lister A twin flywheel four stroke petrol engine driving a two stage Belliss & Morcom compressor on cast bedplate. Starting engine for the Belliss & Morcom diesel engine at the Elan Valley Estate Sawmill.|
|Running||Lister ACL4||Four cylinder petrol engine, Wisconsin built under license. 8bhp at 1800 rpm.|
It was sold to the War Office and purchased at a post-war sale and taken into private ownership.
Purchased for the Lister Museum and rebuilt by David Harris. These engines were used for 4 kW battery charging sets for the tank corps and many of them were used in the western desert
|Running||Lister B ex Bruston||Single cylinder vertical hopper cooled petrol engine. Ex Bruston generating set.|
|Running||Lister CE||Twin cylinder vertical diesel engine. Spec 24/22|
|Running||Lister D Shearing Set||Vertical single cylinder petrol engine mounted on original frame driving twin head shearer.|
|Running||Lister D/Lacey Hulbert Compressor||Lister D type driving twin cylinder opposed compressor unit by Lacey Hulbert. Used as a hard hat diving compressor within Portsmouth Docks.|
|Running||Lister FR2 Genset||Twin cylinder vertical diesel with single phase 240v alternator|
|Running||Lister G2||Lister G2 twin cylinder petrol engine. Badged Drake and Fletcher|
|Running||Lister JP4 Generating Set||4 cylinder vertical diesel driving Mawdsley 27kva 3-phase genset with Isenthal regulator.|
|Running||Lister L||Single cylinder petrol engine with flick mag.|
|Running||Lister N||Single cylinder vertical petrol engine with flick magneto|
|Running||Lister Pump House||Corrugated iron shed containing Lister D and Lister Domestic pump. Typical of the many sheds at the bottom of fields all over the UK. Constructed and donated to the museum by Dan Howden.|
|Running||Lister Reavell Compressor||Single cylinder vetical 3.5hp diesel close coupled to two stage compressor.|
|Running||Lister ST1/Bristol Compressor||Single cylinder air-cooled vertical diesel engine driving single cylinder two-stage air compressor. Provides reserve starting air for Power Halls 2 & 3|
|Running||Lister Start-o-Matic 2.5kw Generating Set||240v A.C. generating set on cast bedplate|
|Running||Lister TLK Generating Set||Twin cylinder vertical four-stroke petrol/paraffin engine driving generator on cast bedplate.|
|Running||Lister/Broomwade Compressor Set||Lister D petrol engine direct coupled to single cylinder 300 psi Broomwade compressor on a cast iron bedplate.|
|Running||Lister/Hamworthy Compressor||Single cylinder vertical diesel with close coupled two-stage compressor|
|Running||Lister/Hamworthy Compressor Set||3.5hp @ 650rpm Lister CS diesel engine with piggy-back Hamworthy two-stage compressor producing 350 psi.|
Radiator cooled, ex ministry inhibited and as new condition on arrival.
|Running||Mirrlees ULA5 Generating Set||5 cylinder vertical diesel engine driving 3 phase alternator with exciter on steel frame|
|Running||Paxman 12YHAZ Generating Set||V12 four-stroke normally aspirated diesel driving 187 kva three-phase Crompton-Parkinson generator with switchboard|
|Running||Paxman Vega||Air cooled V12 diesel generating set|
|Running||Pegson Pump Set||Lister D spec DH9 s/no 2245 driving Pegson pump on fabricated trolley (not original)|
|Running||Pelapone D21 Diesel||Single cylinder vertical diesel engine|
|Running||Pelapone PD6||6 cylinder vertical four-stroke petrol engine on cast bedplate originally driving dynamo.|
|Running||Petter 18/21 S Type||Single cylinder vertical semi-diesel|
|Running||Petter Atomic 15hp||Supplied to the Fairmile Marine Co on 4/12/39 and was used to drive machinery by way of overhead shafting.|
|Running||Petter Atomic TU||10hp single cylinder two-stroke diesel engine, 780 rpm. Ex close coupled pump set.|
|Running||Petter Atomic TX||36hp single cylinder vertical two-stroke diesel engine.|
|Running||Petter Handyman 4hp Oil Engine||Single cylinder horizontal four-stroke oil engine|
|Running||Petter Harmonic Diesel Engine||Single cylinder two-stroke harmonic induction diesel engine producing 16hp at 1000 rpm. Number 52 of 100 built this engine is believed to be one of only three survivors.|
|Running||Petter M Type Oil Engine||Single cylinder vertical two-stroke oil engine with "Benford" hopper|
|Running||Petter PH2 Compressor Set||Petter vertical twin diesel driving V-twin compressor, main starting air supply for Halls 3 to 5|
|Running||Petter PJ2W/Hamworthy 2SF42 Compressor Set||22hp twin cylinder water cooled diesel driving a two stage Hamworthy compressor, 64cu/m per hour at 20 Bar.Ex Thames Water Western Pumping Station by Chelsea bridge.|
|Running||Petter S Type 6hp Marine||5hp S type marine minus clutch/thrust block. Ex Petter factory collection|
|Running||Petter VD||Single cylinder vertical semidiesel on steel frame.|
|Running||Petter VJ1||Single cylinder vertical semi-diesel engine.|
|Running||Powell 3hp Petrol/Paraffin||Single cylinder horizontal four-stroke on road trailer|
|Running||Rover Gas Turbine Fire Pump||60hp gas turbine close coupled to water pump. Missing control panel|
|Running||Ruston 2 PS||Ruston compressor set. Originally supplied to Clarke Chapman and returned to the factory for overhaul in December 1938. Possibly re-sold to Chatham Dockyard.|
|Running||Ruston 2 YWA Generating Set||Twin cylinder 19.25hp@1500rpm air-cooled diesel driving Laurence Scott alternator. Machine No 185954, 12.5kva, 440v.|
|Running||Ruston 2YDA||Two cylinder vertical diesel driving alternator|
|Running||Ruston 4 VQZ||Vertical 4 cylinder solid injection diesel engine|
|Running||Ruston 6VCB Generating Set||169KVA three phase generating set driven by 6 cylinder vertical diesel. Alternator and control equipment by Brush.|
|Running||Ruston 6VE||6 cylinder four stroke diesel engine driving English Electric direct coupled generator. Originally supplied to the BBC as part of four sets for the Moorside Edge Transmitting Station near Huddersfield. Develops 300hp at 330rpm.|
|Running||Ruston 6XHR||Horizontal single cylinder 36hp diesel engine originally used in a stone yard at Caerphilly|
|Running||Ruston 9H||Horizontal single cylinder 51hp diesel engine previously used for driving a drainage pump. Supplied to the Carlton Colville Drainage Board the engine was replaced by an electric pump. Following a problem with the electric pump the diesel was brought back into service 1986 and ran for a number of weeks to keep the fen drained.|
|Running||Ruston Hornsby 5.5hp AP||Single cylinder horizontal open crank hopper coooled petrol/paraffin engine. AP no 119446, rated 5.5hp, was sold on 21.10.1924, to Ruston agents M.H.Davies & Sons, Aberystwyth.|
|Running||Ruston LPR||Horizontal single cylinder hopper cooled petrol/paraffin engine with coupled compressor. Original starting engine for the Ruston 9H from Carlton Colville Drainage Board|
|Running||Southwell Vertical Petrol Engine||Single cylinder 6 1/2hp vertical petrol engine, (produced in the USA as a Stover YC)|
|Running||Sulzer 1D25||Sulzer 25hp air blast diesel engine driving Crompton generator. Ex South Stafforshire Water Company pumping station at Somerford.|
|Running||Tangye AA Oil Engine||Single cylinder horizontal oil engine, petrol start hot bulb.|
|Running||Tangye Gas Engine||2 1/2hp single cylinder horizontal hot tube gas engine. Part of a direct coupled pumping set driving a three throw Tangye water pump.|
|Running||Tangye MLD7||Horizontal twin cylinder 4 stroke diesel engine originally used at the Whiteways Cider factory at Whimple near Exeter.|
|Running||Three cylinder "Colonial" Marine Engine||Three cylinder four stroke marine engine|
|Running||Velocette LE Generator||Horizontally opposed twin cylinder petrol engine driving generator in carrying frame.|
|Running||Widdop SW - DC Generating Set||Direct coupled dc generating set. Originally supplied to the Mid-Kent College of Higher and Further Education|
|Running||Worthington Simpson Twin||Vertical twin cylinder two stroke diesel engine originally based at the Kew Sewage Pumping Station in London|
|Fair||ABC APU V4 Engine||743cc vee four ABC unit, Mark 100, called "The Bee". 19bhp at 3,900rpm & generated 200amps at 28 volts DC. Generator, fan and cowlings missing|
|Poor||Ailsa Craig 2 Cylinder Petrol Marine Engine||O-21 twin cylinder four-stroke petrol engine|
|Ailsa Craig RF6 Diesel||Six cylinder marine diesel engine with reversing box. Ex-Aquabelle|
|Ailsa Craig RF6 Diesel||Six cylinder marine diesel engine with reversing box. Ex-Aquabelle|
|Poor||Albin 4 Cylinder Petrol Marine Engine|
|Unknown||Albin Single Cylinder Petrol Marine Engine|
|Fair||Atco Longshaft Outboard|
|Good||Blackstone AA||Single cylinder SFC (Start From Cold) horizontal paraffin engine using air blast system for vaporisation.|
|Incomplete||Brush Twin Cylinder Diesel Engine||Horizontally opposed twin cylinder diesel engine.|
|Fair||Chrysler Chrown Marine Engine||Six cylinder type RM7 side-valve marine petrol engine with gearbox|
|Good||Citroen 2CV Engine - Sectioned|
Sectioned and motorised horizontally opposed 4-stroke twin cylinder from Citroen 2cv
|Good||Deutz MAH||Single cylinder horizontal enclosed crank diesel engine.|
|Under Restoration||Hamworthy Oil Engine/Compressor Set||Hamworthy starting compressor set on cast base. Originally installed at Old Mouth Lane Pumping Station in Cambridgeshire.|
|Unknown||Hercules Twin Cylinder Marine Diesel Engine||Twin cylinder four-stroke diesel marine engine|
|Good||JAP V8 Air-Cooled Engine||35hp air-cooled V8 engine flown in the City of Cardiff airship by E.T.Willows|
|Unknown||Kelvin E4 Petrol Marine Engine|
|Incomplete||Kelvin F type Marine Engine||Twin cylinder marine engine|
|Not Working||Kelvin Model 12 Marine Engine||Four cylinder four-stroke petrol/paraffin marine engine. 12hp.|
In mechanically poor condition with frost damage and water jackets blocked with scale.
|Unknown||Kelvin Model 26 Marine Engine|
|Working||Kelvin P2 Marine Engine||Twin cylinder marine diesel engine. New engine built from parts.|
|Unknown||Kelvin Poppet Valve Engine - Sectioned||Sectioned model 6 twin cylinder poppet valve engine|
|Static Display||Lister D - Sectioned||Lister D single cylinder petrol engine. Sectioned for display|
|Fair||Lister D Compressor Set||Single cylinder four-stroke petrol engine driving single cylinder compressor on cast bedplate|
|Static Display||Lister HR2 (Sectioned)||Factory sectioned twin cylinder air-cooled diesel|
|In Storage||Lister L||Vertical single cylinder four stroke petrol engine|
|Good||Morris Navigator Marine Engine||Four cylinder side valve petrol engine with gearbox. On loan from the National Motor Museum.|
|Maintenance||National P Type Gas||Horizontal single cylinder gas engine|
|Being Restored||Pelapone PF Generating Set||Single cylinder four-stroke petrol/paraffin engine direct coupled to a Flather dynamo on cast bedplate.|
|Good||Petter AVA2||Twin cylinder vertical four-stroke diesel engine - Sectioned for display and motorsied.|
|Unknown||Petter Harmonic Diesel Engine||Harmonic induction two-stroke diesel. Used in the thermodynamics labs at Loughborough University|
Originally aupplied to Bootle education committee for demonstration and instruction. Painted green and supppied with hand compressor, oil heater, indicator gear, and Brake wheel.
In preservation without laboratory gear.
Previosuly on display at Westcott Stationary Engine Museum where it is sympathetically restored by Tony Harcombe.
|Static Display||Petter VJ2||Twin cylinder vertical two stroke semidiesel originally used to drive a centrifugal pump for pumping China Clay slurry.|
On loan to the petter Collection from the Castell Pridd Collection.
|Incomplete||Rolls -Royce M120 V12 Petrol Engine||V12 fuel injected petrol engine as used in British tanks|
|Fair||Ruston 1VTH Single Cylinder Diesel||Single cylinder vertical four-stroke diesel engine, ex-Ransonmoor Pumping Station|
|Fair||Ruston Twin BC Compressor Set||Two BC vertical compressors on bedplate, ex-Ransonmoor Pumping Station. Serial numbers 322448 and 322447|
|Good||Stuart Turner Generating Set||Single cylinder vertical two-stroke petrol engine driving dynamo. On cast bedplate with radiator.|
|Poor||Stuart Turner Marine Engine||Sinlge cylinder two-stroke marine engine on stand|
|Good original||Stuart Turner P55||Twin cylinder two-stroke petrol engine with centrifugal clutch|
|Unknown||Stuart Turner P5MC||Two-stroke single cylinder marine engine delivering 4hp at 1500 rpm|
|Fair||Vincent T5AM 500cc Marine Engine|
500cc opposed piston lifeboat engine.
(Text by Kim Siddorn whoi donated).
The Vincent Marine Engine
A classic example of being conceived in good time but born too late, the Vincent marine engine was originally made for an air/sea rescue role and fitted to airborne lifeboats, a complete aluminium shell which could be dropped to men in the water from an aircraft. Vincents gave up motorcycle production during the war, concentrating on making specialist components at their Stevenage factory, one of which - for instance - was rocket fuses. Phil Vincent's agile mind was never far from a novel solution to a perceived problem and he found an Air Ministry brief for an engine in which which frugality of fuel consumption was vital - and the other parameters were tough too.
It had to be capable of being started by hand, fully radio screened, waterproof, light in weight and smooth running and able to run for long periods with little maintenance. The construction had to be compact so that the hull of the lifeboat would fit cleanly against the fuselage of the aircraft that carried it and be able to withstand a 5G deceleration as it hit the water. The specification called for 15 bhp at 3000 rpm from an engine that had to be able to run satisfactorily on any petrol, from 70 octane "pool" to highly leaded 120 octane aviation spirit.
Worked up from an original concept by Phil Irving in 1942, the 500cc Lifeboat Engine (as it became known) was produced with Pacific rescue missions in mond. For a fuel consumption of 50 gallons, the boat seemed to be capable of a total mileage of over 1000 sea miles at an average speed of 5 knots compared to an Austin marine engine's best performance of 500 miles at 4 knots on the same quantity of petrol and the prototype passed its AID inspection out of the box. However, development of a reverse gear, electric start etc, and a vacillating Air Ministry kept Vincents busy until 1949 and that was too late, only fifty being made. Of this single batch, there are around a dozen left, this example having the s/n 44.
For the technically minded, the device weighs just 256 lbs (116 kilos) and has a watercooled inlet manifold and exhaust. It is a two-stroke cycle, twin crankshaft opposed six, the pistons moving inwards to form a common combustion space, thus this six has three bores. The centre bore of the three provides compressed mixture for the outer two cylinders, the mixture not being compressed in the crankcase as in normal two-strokes. The pumping cylinders have cross heads like a steam engine, allowing straight, round section connecting rods to be sealed from the crankcase with gland seals. The mixture is circulated both "above" and "below" the pumping pistons, transfering to one set of power pistons on the inward stroke and to the other set on the outward stroke thus making best use of the capacity available.
|Unknown||Volvo Penta MD1 Marine Engine||Single cylinder four-stroke diesel marine engine|
|Good||Webber Type E32 Petrol Engine||Four cylinder four-stroke petrol engine, ex winch.|
|Display Finish||Caterpillar 3126 Marine Engine||Display engine, ex-Perkins Heritage|
|New Production Engine||JCB 444||100hp turbo-charged JCB 444 engine|
|Display Finish||Lister Diesel - Mock Up||Wooden mock-up of proposed Lister-Petter single cylinder air-cooled diesel engine.|
Made by Bob Dix and donated to the museum by his widow.
|Good||Lister FR3 (Sectioned)||Factory sectioned engine in display case.|
|Display Finish||Lister LPA1 Diesel Mock Up||Single cylinder air cooled four-stroke. Ex factory mockup engine, belt driven cooling fan, electric start|
|Display Finish||Lister LPA1 Diesel Mock Up||Single cylinder air cooled four-stroke. Ex factory mockup engine, flywheel cooling fan|
|Display Finish||Lister LPA2 Diesel||Twin cylinder air cooled four-stroke. Ex factory display engine|
|Display Finish||Lister LPW2 Twin Cylinder Diesel||Twin cylinder water cooled four-stroke. Ex factory display engine|
|Display Finish||Lister LPW3 Diesel||Three cylinder water cooled four-stroke with radiator. Ex factory display engine|
|Display Finish||Lister Three Cylinder Air Cooled Diesel||Three cylinder aircooled four-stroke. Ex factory display engine|
|Display Finish||Lister TX2 Diesel Display Engine||Ex-Lister-Petter display engine, non-runner|
|Display Finish||Lister-Petter LPWS3 A42 Marine Diesel||Sectioned display engine, gearbox and propshaft, motorised.|
|Display Finish||MDS 342 Horizontally Opposed Twin Cylinder Petrol Engine||Flat twin engine developed by Weslake Aeromarine, later Normalair-Garrett, Ltd. (NGL) 26hp@6000rpm-30@8000|
This engine was found on Aberporth beach in the late 1990s and would have been used on a Banshee or a Skeet drone.
|Display Finish||MDS Whirlwind Engine||The Whirlwind is a liquid cooled 4-stroke rotary engine working on the epitrochoidal rotary Wankel principle.|
Designed as a compact, self contained unit, the Whirlwind engine package includes integral radiators and a built-in water pump to simplify installation.
Liquid-cooled, single rotor Wankel engine c/w integral radiators and water pump. Chamber volume 294cc Dry weight13.5kg (29lb 12oz) (complete with radiators, water pump carburettor and ignition system but less exhaust)
Rotation counter-clockwise when viewed from power take-off end
Power 31kW (41.5 bhp) @ 7,800 rpm, Torque 47 Nm @ 4,500 rpm
Type used in the Banshee UAV flown from Aberporth, this engine from Outer Hebrides (South Uist)
|Unserviceable||Microturbo TRS 18-1 Model 242-2||Gas turbine from drone.|
|Display Finish||Perkins 1006 Display Engine||Display engine from Perkins Heritage|
|Static Display||Perkins 1104C||4 cylinder diesel engine|
|Display Finish||Perkins 1104C Clamshell Show Engine||Show engine prepared by Perkins Ltd featuring an opening block|
|Display Finish||Perkins Prima||4 cylinder diesel engine|
|Display Finish||Perkins Wolf||Four cylinder diesel engine|
|Good||Rolls Royce C6 MkVI QHV Engine||This engine is a development engine from the 1970s based on the Eagle Mk VI and used for investigation into noise reduction as part of the Quiet Heavy Vehicle project. This engine is a Type 2919 and rated 320bhp at 1900rpm|
|Display Finish||Rover Meteor Type 120||V12 fuel injected four-stroke petrol engine|
|Display Finish||Thornycroft DB2 Handybilly||Twin cylinder vertical petrol marine engine.|
|90% Complete||AC Sociable Engine||Single cylinder air-cooled four-stroke side valve probably from a Sociable three wheeler|
|Not Running||Ailsa Craig CF2H Diesel Engine||Twin cylinder diesel marine engine with gearbox. Port engine from MV Ruda. Believed to be the last CF engine from the factory which was upgraded to RF spec to form one of the pair for Ruda.|
|Not Running||Ailsa Craig RF2 Diesel Engine||Twin cylinder diesel marine engine with gearbox. Starboard engine from MV Ruda|
|Fair||Ailsa Craig Single Cylinder Marine Diesel Engine||Single cylinder four-stroke marine diesel engine with gearbox and hand starting mechanism|
|In Storage||Allen 6BCS12D||Allen 6 cylinder turbo-charged diesel genset. Originally supplied to Bournemouth Gas Works for driving pumps, rebuilt at the works in the 1960s and supplied to Reading Gas Works with an Allen alternator.|
|In Storage||Allen 6VCS12G||V6 turbo-charged four-stroke, development engine driving dynamometer,|
|In Storage||Allen S30-C twin||Twin cylinder vertical four-stroke diesel engine developing 65 bhp at 440 rpm.|
|Amanco 2 1/4 Hp||Horizontal single cylinder petrol/paraffin engine.|
|Running||Armstrong Siddeley AS1 Diesel||Single cylinder four-stroke air-cooled vertical diesel|
|Fair||Armstrong Whitworth Fuel Testing Plant||Complete fuel testing plant|
|Incomplete||Armstrong Whitworth Single Cylinder||Single cylinder four-stroke petrol/paraffin engine, 2.5hp at 1350|
|Incomplete||Armstrong-Siddeley AS1||Single cylinder vertical four-stroke diesel.|
|Poor||Austin Four Cylinder Generating Set||4 cylinder T-head petrol engine with bedplate and radiator. Dynamo missing.|
|Poor||Bamford SD1 Diesel||Single cylinder vertical diesel on skids with wooden tank mount. Remains of the water and fuel tanks.|
|Part restored||Belliss & Morcom Patent Paraffin Engine||Patent paraffin engine originally supplied on cast bedplate direct couple to a DC generator.|
|Fair||Blackstone Horizontal Spring Injection Diesel Engine||56hp spring injection engine. Believed originally installed as a generating set new Newport, Gwent. Installed in a quarry in Pembrokeshire until retired.|
|Incomplete||Blackstone Oil Engine||Single cylinder horizontal oil engine.|
|Under Restoration||Butler Single Cylinder Horizontal Gas Engine||Single cylinder horizontal gas engine. Missing governor and hot tube assembly. Has significant wear.|
|In Storage||Commer TS3||Three cylinder opposed piston two-stroke commercial vehicle engine.|
|Excellent||Coventry Climax BFF||4 cylinder in-line vertical four-stroke petrol engine. Single overhead cam.|
|Excellent||Coventry Climax H30||Vertically opposed two-stroke diesel engine|
|Fair||Crossley 2HD15||Twin cylinder horizontal diesel engine from Gold Corner Pumping Station|
|Incomplete||Crossley G113 Gas Engine||Single cylinder horizontal gas engine, incomplete|
|In Storage||Crossley GE 111 Gas Engine||Ex laboratory engine with brake|
|Fair||Crossley HD4||Horizontal single cylinder diesel engine, ex-laboratory. Missing injector. Disposed of as part of exchange for Widdop 2-stroke marine engine in 2016.|
|Good||Crossley Premier HO4||Horizontal four cylinder pressure charged oil engine from the North Level Drainage Board station at The Dog in a Doublet pumping station|
|Dismantled||Crossley SE126||Single cylinder 100hp suction gas engine. Originally supplied to Coales Mill in Newport Pagnell.|
|In Storage||Crossley-Premier KO4||Opposed flat four diesel originally driving Gwynnes drainage pump|
|Poor||Dorman 4DLM Marine Engine||Four cylinder diesel engine with marine gearbox|
|In Storage||Enfield VS1||Sloper single cylinder four-stroke diesel from Stothert & Pitt roller|
|In Storage||Ferry 3 cyl Marine||Three cylinder water-cooled vertical inline pressure charged two-stroke marine engine with gearbox. Ex Liverpool Class Lifeboat|
|Incomplete||Ferry Marine Engine||Three cylinder two-stroke marine engine from Lifeboat. Supercharger drive missing along with a number of other small components|
|Running||Ford Generating Set||27kva 3-phase generating set|
|In Storage||Fowler 2D||Twin cylinder water-cooled vertical diesel|
|Fair||Gardner 1L2||Single cylinder four-stroke vertical diesel engine on plinth, thought to be oil test engine.|
|Fair||Gardner 6LW Generating Set||Ex fairground set with DC and 3-phase generators.|
|Good||Gardner J Series Marine Engine||Sectioned six cylinder two-stroke marine engine|
|Being Restored||Glasgow Sleeve Valve||Single cylinder 3hp sleeve valve engine driving gear pump. Pumpset by Fowel and supplied to Whiteways Cider where it was used for pumping hot sugar solution.|
|Unknown||Gray 4 Cylinder Petrol Marine Engine|
|Unknown||Gray Sea Scout|
|Fair||Hamworthy Compressor Set||Two-stroke petrol engine with en-bloc compressor unit|
|Incomplete||Hamworthy Compressor Set||Two-stroke petrol engine with en-bloc compressor|
|Fair||Hornsby Gas Engine||Single cylinder horizontal gas engine|
|Fair||Kelvin E2 Marine Engine||Twin cylinder four-stroke petrol/paraffin marine engine.|
|In Storage||Leyland 400 Laboratory Engine||Single cylinder special purpose diesel engine based on a standard commercial vehicle engine. Driving a Heenan & Froude water brake|
|In Storage||Lister B||Single cylinder vertical hopper cooled petrol engine.|
|Running||Lister CD||Single cylinder diesel engine, 6.5hp @ 950 rpm. Spec CD23/18|
|Running||Lister CS||Single cylinder diesel engine, 6hp @ 650 rpm.|
|Good||Lister CS||Single cylinder diesel engine, 3 1/2hp @ 650rpm.|
Used on Chase Woods Farm, Aldbourne, Wilts.
|Fair||Lister CS Lab Engine||Single cylinder diesel engine on frame with tacho and fittings for laboratory use|
|In Storage||Lister D Direct Coupled Lighting Set||Lister D shaft drive mag with radiator - missing dynamo|
|Poor||Lister D Direct Coupled Pump Set|
Petrol/paraffin four-stroke single cylinder engine direct coupled to a three-throw water pump on casst bedplate.
Originally installed in a farm pump house less than 5 miles from the museum
|Awaiting Restoration||Lister D Generating Set||Shaft drive Lister D single flywheel generating set. Radiator still present but dynamo missing.|
|Running||Lister FR1||Single cylinder diesel engine, 8hp @ 1500 rpm. Spec 9018T|
|Running||Lister G1||Single cylinder petrol engine|
|Working||Lister Generating Set||60kva 3-phase set|
|Good||Lister J||Single cylinder petrol engine, 70J, 3hp @ 450rpm.|
Lucas SR1 magneto fitted.
Supplied to J.A.Pope, Chantry Works, Marlborough
|Running||Lister JAS6||6 Cylinder turbo-charged air-cooled diesel|
|Good||Lister SR Start-o-Matic Generating Set||Single cylinder air-cooled diesel engine driving 1.5kw single phase alternator. No control panel|
|Part restored||Lister/Hamworthy Compressor||Vertical single cylinder petrol engine direct coupled to Hamworthy 2 stage compressor on cast bedplate|
|Good||Mirrlees J8 Generating Set||Mirrlees straight 8 normally aspirated diesel driving Brush 3-phase alternator|
|Incomplete||National Gas Engine||Single cylinder horizontal gas engine. Incomplete|
|Poor||National Gas Engine M Type (Lab)||Single cylinder horizontal gas engine in poor condition. Missing outrigger bearing|
|Fair||National Gas Engine N Type||Ex laboratory engine, modified ignition system.|
|Requires Restoration||Newage Perkins P6 Generating Set||Single phase generating set, 27kva. With original control cabinet in poor condition|
|Unknown||Norman T600||Norman T600 air-cooled twin in carrying frame|
|Unknown||NSU Wankel Model 61 Marine Engine||Wankel engine, 21-hp, 9.15 cu in.|
|Poor||Paxman 4RQ Generating Set||27kva generating set driven by Paxman four cylinder diesel, skid mount with radiator, poor condition|
|Paxman 6RPH Generating Set||Six cylinder generating set previously used to generate power for Crich Tramway Museum|
|Poor||Pelapone Type 21 Diesel||Single cylinder diesel engine|
|Unknown||Pelapone Type 51 Diesel||Single cylinder vertical four-stroke diesel engine, 9.5hp @ 1000 rpm|
|Fair||Perkins CV12 TCA Turbo-charged Diesel||Turbo-charged V12 diesel built for the US Crusader programme|
|Dismantled||Perkins L4 Engine||Dismantled L4 with spares|
|Poor||Petter 10hp Atomic||Single cylinder vertical two-stroke diesel engine|
|Poor||Petter 12/14hp S Type||Petter two-stroke oil engine|
|Running||Petter 15HP S Type||Vertical single cylinder semidiesel.|
|Unknown||Petter A1||Single cylinder petrol engine|
|Unknown||Petter A1||Petter single cylinder vertical petrol engine|
|In Storage||Petter Atomic 2 Cylinder Marine Engine||Twin cylinder air start marine diesel engine with reversing box.|
|Good||Petter PA2C||Four-stroke single cylinder petrol engine with compressor cylinder. Mounted in frame with 350psi McLaren air bottle. Originally part of a McLaren generating set.|
|Unknown||Petter PU2||Petter horizontal petrol engine|
|Incomplete||Petter PU2 Petrol Engine||Single cylinder horizontal four-stroke petrol engine from Okeford Fitzpaine Pumping Station. Missing carburettor.|
|Good||Petter PU8||Horizontally opposed four-stroke twin in carrying frame.|
|Unknown||Petter PU8||Petter horizontally opposed twin cylinder petrol engine|
|Under Rebuild||Petter TT Atomic 6HP||Single cylinder vertical two-stroke diesel.|
|Good||Petter TX 36hp Atomic Diesel Engine||Single cylinder vertical two-stroke diesel engine from Okeford Fitzpaine Pumping Station|
|In Storage||Petter VZ "Little Pet"||1.5hp two-stroke petrol engine|
|Good||Powell 5HP||The Dependable, 5hp petrol/paraffin horizontal oil engine, made by Powell Brothers Ltd., Wrexham, Denbighshire|
|Fair||Rolls-Royce Avon 525B Jet Engine||Jet propulsion engine from Comet 4B|
IWM ID 202.190.1
|Fair||Rolls-Royce Tyne 506 Turboprop||Gas turbine engine from Vickers Merchantman|
IWM ID 202.245.1
|Running||Russell Newbery Petrol/Paraffin Engine||Russell Newbery Petrol/Paraffin Engine No.1259. 5.5BHP at 750rpm. Engine is complete and in a runnable condition, the Lucas RS1 magneto fitted is not the original. Cylinder jacket has been frost damaged and weld-repaired.|
|Running||Ruston 1 VSH DC Generating Set||Skid mount close coupled generating set. Ex college instructional engine.|
|Fair||Ruston 11H Horizontal Diesel|
Ruston single cylinder horizontal four-stroke diesel engine size 11H. Originally installed at Taplow Repeater Station near Maidenhead and one of a batch built to a GPO order.
Driving two G.E.C. generators in tandem by means of a shaft extended from the flywheel. At 210rpm one generator produces 22/30 KW at 22/30 volts, 1,000 amps with the other (No. 84850) 11 KW at 150/220 volts.
|Running||Ruston 1ZHR||Horizontal single cylinder laboratory engine.|
|Running||Ruston 3YDA Generating Set||Single phase skid mount generating set, ex BBC.|
|In Storage||Ruston 5VRB Engine & Bedplate||Ex genset missing alternator. From BBC|
|Running||Ruston 6PS Power Starter||Ruston petrol starting compressor|
|Running||Ruston Hornsby YC Genset||Twin cylnder single phase 240v genset, radiator cooled on frame|
|Running||Ruston PT Petrol Engine||Single cylinder vertical petrol engine driving BC compressor|
|Fair||Stuart Turner Marine Auxiliary Set||Marine auxiliary set on bedplate. Driven by P55 twin cylinder two-stroke with water pump, compressor and dynamo. Dismantled and dynamo in poor condition.|
|Fair||Stuart Turner Marine Engine||Single cylinder 3bhp two-stroke marine engine|
|In Storage||Stuart Turner P3 Marine||Single cylinder vertical two-stroke water-cooled marine engine.|
|Poor||Stuart Turner P4Y||100volt 1kw generating set|
|Fair||Tangye VCB3||Three cylinder Tangye marine diesel engine with gearbox.|
|Good||Victoria 3HP||Single cylinder vertical four-stroke petrol engine, 3hp @ 450 rpm.|
|In Storage||Villiers Mk10/Wickham Pump||Engine driven diaphragm pump|
|Running||Wolseley WD8||Single cylinder petrol engine, older restoration|
Used at Home Farm Dairy, Lackham Estate, Lacock, Wiltshire.
|Fair||Wortham-Blake Fisherboy Marine Engine||Four-stroke four cylinder inline Ford petrol engine converted for marine use.|
|Good||Reliable Horizontal Steam Pump|
Size: 5" steam cylinder, 3" pumping cylinder with 6" stroke and 30" diameter flywheel, double acting.
This pump was purchased by the Chemical Engineering Company in 1916 for the new Llanbradach tar and coke works north of Caerphilly in the Rhymney Valley, S Wales. At an unknown date (early 1930's) the pump was transferred to Bargoed where tar distillation was centralised up until 1939, when the new tar works at Caerphilly came on stream.
After the war, this pump along with other equipment, was transferred to the Caerphilly site where it was installed initially on effluent disposal and finally on caustic soda duties, following the commissioning of the new naphthalene plant in 1962.
In 1982 the naphthalene plant closed and the pump fell into disuse. The cylinder was removed in 1985 and used on a similar pump following frost damage. The remains, including the base plate were recovered in 1991 and transported to Essex.
In 1996 the original cylinder was reunited with the pump enabling full restoration to be completed. This particular pump is fitted with a reversible eccentric.
|Good||Belliss & Morcom V Type Compound|
V type compound engine driving generator.
Originally installed at St Andrews Hospital, Norwich along with sister engine No 8506.
HP bore 10"
LP bore 14.5"
Working rpm 600 producing 90-85 BHP off 140psi with 10psi back pressure
|Working||Browett & Lindley Compound Generating Set||200kw DC compound generating set originally installed in HMS Tiger. Removed from Tiger and installed at Storthes Hall Hospital as the No 2 Generating Set. Transferred from the National Maritime Museum Greenwich in 2017|
|Good||Cochran Borderer Boiler||3000lbs/hr oil fired boier|
|Good||Empress Paddle Steamer Engine|
|Good||Evans Rotative Pump|
Size: 6" steam cylinder, 6" pumping cylinder with 9" stroke and 36" diameter flywheel, double acting.
This pump was one of a pair installed in 1949, to transfer crude gas works tar from the new continuous horizontal gas retorts under construction at Panteg, Pontypool. The plant worked until the early sixties using coal as its feedstock, to produce towns gas for the Newport undertaking of the Wales Gas Board. The retorts were closed down following the construction of a new gas reforming plant that used naphtha oil as its feedstock. This plant also on the same site only ran for about 4 years when it too became redundant, but this time because of the advent of North Sea (Natural) Gas.
In 1972 the remaining equipment was offered for sale prior to demolition. The 2 pumps were purchased by Thomas Ness for use as spares at their tar distillation works at Caerphilly for the price of £30 each, plus £3 (VAT @ 10% in those days!).
No. 37672 was used for spares, whereas 37673 was installed as a replacement for 30898, the No 2 Daily Products pump worn out after 33 years of continuous use. 37673 was acquired from Caerphilly following closure of the tar works in 1986, along with the steam cylinder from 37672. Unlike 30898 this pump is fitted with a liner.
|Poor, incomplete||Handyside Steam Winder||Twin cylinder horizontal winder from Morton Colliery|
|Running||Hathorn Davey Inverted Vertical Triple Expansion||Triple expansion steam engine from the Sutton Poyntz Waterworks, Dorset 12"x19"x29" by 2 ft stroke|
|Good||Horizontal Duplex Steam Pump|
Size: 4½" steam cylinders, 2¾" pumping cylinders with 4" stroke
This pump predates the Worthington-Simpson alliance at Newark and is plated Worthington Pumping Engine Company London, manufactured in New York USA.
Originally acquired by the North Woolwich Railway museum from West Ham Power Station, when the station closed in the 1960s. Obtained from the museum as surplus to requirements in November 2002.
In August 2017 this pump was partially dismantled, degreased, cleaned, painted, repacked and reassembled.
|Good||Horizontal Duplex Steam Pump|
Size: 3" steam cylinders, 2" pumping cylinders with 3" stroke
This pump was acquired in October 2007 and believed to have been used at a Nursery and Mushroom farm in Hockley, Essex. It has been out of use for years and was seized solid.
The pump has the standard one piece casting unlike the other 3x2x3 pump in the collection. It was build for water duties as it is fitted with bronze rods and screw glands.
|Good||Horizontal Duplex Steam Pump|
Size: 4½" steam cylinders, 3¾" pumping cylinders with 4" stroke
This pump was purchased by the South Eastern Gas Board for the Metropolitan Gas Works, East Greenwich as part of their new Wilton Tar Distillation Unit for their No. 12 Plant. This pump was supplied with a mechanical lubricator and bracket and was one of two crude tar transfer pumps.
East Greenwich gas works and tar plant closed in the early 1970's and the equipment offered for sale prior to site demolition. Many pumps and specialist equipment were purchased, dismantled and transferred to Caerphilly Tar Plant in South Wales for storage/spares. The cleared site is now the home of the Greenwich O2 Arena.
This pump was never installed and was acquired from Caerphilly in 1989, transferred to Wiltshire and placed in storage. In September 2017 restoration commenced and each component was degreased, cleaned, painted and the whole reassembled as shown. Unfortunately during its life at Greenwich following closure and before transfer to Caerphilly the liquid cylinders suffered frost damage and are cracked preventing future use as a service pump
|Good||Horizontal Duplex Steam Pump|
Size: 5¼" steam cylinders, 3½" pumping cylinders with 5" stroke
This pump originated from the Shellhaven Oil Refinery on the Thames Estuary in Essex and was purchased by a former employee following partial closure of the works. The pump was subsequently acquired in 2002 by the donor.
|Good||Horizontal Duplex Steam Pump|
Size: 5" steam cylinders, 6" pumping cylinders with 5" stroke.
This pump was purchased by W.C.Holmes & Co Ltd in 1934 for the new coke oven battery at Norwood Coke Ovens, Dunston, Gateshead, Co Durham. Prior to nationalisation, Norwood was part of the Newcastle upon Tyne & Gateshead Gas Company and W.C.Holmes were contracted to build the new gas purification and by-product plant for the new extension, which included crude tar handling.
In the early 1980's Norwood Coke Works closed, leaving Norwood Tar Plant to continue production on the site. During demolition of the coke works all tar pumps were transferred to the adjacent tar plant for future use. Those items surplus to requirements were eventually taken to Caerphilly Tar Plant in South Wales for storage.
The pump was acquired from Caerphilly in 1989 by the donor.
|Fair||Horizontal Duplex Steam Pump|
Size: 5" steam cylinders, 4" pumping cylinders with 5" stroke.
This pump was purchased new in 1954 for the Tar Plant extension being built by Simon Carves at Caerphilly, effectively doubling the tar distillation capacity. It was installed as the crash tank pump for the new No. 3 Wilton tar unit. Its duty being to circulate and pump away the pitch drainings from the coils within each furnace following either a planned or emergency shutdown.
Its use was therefore rather infrequent, but when required to pump it often failed to pick up suction, especially when hot. It was then decided to replace the pump with a Lee Howl Tipton No.28695, 6x5x12. The duplex was removed in the early 1980's and placed in storage never to be used again.
The pump was acquired from Caerphilly in 1991; it has been partially stripped ready for restoration
|Good||Horizontal Mill Engine (Model)||Model steam engine, unknown builder, ex-Norfolk Museum Service. Originally in glass case which is now missing.|
|Fair||Horizontal Single Cylinder Steam Engine||Small horizontal engine believed to be by Bradley, date estimated.|
|Working||Joseph Evans Reliable Horizontal Pump|
Type 680, 4" steam cylinder, 3" pumping cylinder, (fitted with a 2½" liner), with 4" stroke and 24" diameter heavy duty flywheel-double acting
This pump was supplied new to the Caerphilly Tar Plant in 1938 as the standby reflux pump for the No.2 distillation unit. It was fitted with a Pickering governor driven from a second smaller flywheel on the crankshaft.
The pumping valves are of the butterfly or poppit type, being spring-loaded and the piston block runs in a stainless steel liner of 3" outside diameter and 2½" internal diameter. This pump remained in service until the end of tar distillation at Caerphilly in December 1985. Early in 1986 this pump was donated by Thomas Ness Limited to the Welsh Industrial & Maritime Museum, Cardiff Docks as a typical small industrial steam pump used in the Welsh Gas, Coke and By-Products Industries.
In 2004 this pump was also found dumped in a skip outside the Welsh Industrial & Maritime Museum in the same skip as No. 24247 (see above). It was complete, although the Pickering governor had been removed and the governor flywheel had been broken. Unlike coal tar, which acts as a metal preservative, crude benzole is a powerful solvent and degreaser and the pump had seized solid with rust after 20 years of inactivity.
The pump was carefully dismantled, cleaned and has been fully restored to working order. New piston rods have been made, but otherwise most other parts were salvaged and reused. Restoration was completed November 2006, but it did not run very well. Examination has found that the cylinder bore has worn along with deep grooving to the valve face. The cylinder has since had the valve face re-milled, meanwhile a new oversized piston block and new rings have been made. The pump now works much better with greatly reduced air consumption - as vast improvement.
|Working||Joseph Evans Rotative Pump||Small rotative steam pump.|
|Fair||Pearn Donkey Pump||The Manchester donkey or wall pump built by Frank Pearn and Co. Ltd.|
|Unrestored||Pearn Steam Pump||Vertical steam pump|
|Running||Petter Steam Engine||The oldest surviving Petter? Single cylinder simple horizontal steam engine, slide valve, 4" bore x 6" stroke.|
|Poor||Reader engine with Reavell Compressor||Single cylinder vertical steam engine driving Reavell compressor on cast bedplate|
|Fair||Reader Vertical Single Cylinder Steam Engine|
Size: 5" steam cylinder with 4" stroke and 24" diameter flywheel; vertical and totally enclosed inverted engine with pressurised lubrication.
Purchased from an Essex scrap merchant in 2003 and believed to have been originally used to service greenhouses and out buildings at a large country estate in Essex.
The engine has been repainted and runs well on compressed air, but the big end is well worn and noisy.
|Fair||Reader Vertical Steam Engine|
Size: 5" steam cylinder with 4" stroke and 24" diameter flywheel; vertical and totally enclosed inverted engine with pressurised lubrication.
This engine was purchased by Simon Carves Ltd in 1950 for the new Nantgarw coke works, Treforrest South Wales and used for the drive to the benzole rectification plant, where crude benzole was processed into motor spirit. In the early seventies the benzole plant was shut down as the process became uneconomic because supplies of motor spirit from oil refineries became readily available.
The plant fell into disuse and remained derelict until the coke works closed in 1987. During those intervening years the brass bearings and other non-ferrous fittings were 'removed', leaving the engine incomplete. The engine was purchased as scrap, dismantled and removed from site in 1988 and eventually transferred to Essex.
Upon further stripping in 1999, the engine was found to be in a poor condition especially the steam control valve and the linkage from the governor, which had been badly damaged during the theft of the components.
The engine with its base plate, has been partially restored. New bearings and several other major parts will be required
|Good||Reliable Rotative Steam Pump|
4" steam cylinder, 2" pumping cylinder with 4" stroke and 24" diameter flywheel-double acting.
This pump was acquired in August 2004 from a scrap merchant who was supplying skips to the former Industrial & Maritime Museum in Cardiff Docks following their removal of surplus items for scrapping. The pump was found to be in a very poor and damaged condition with many parts missing, probably as the result of poor supervision during previous efforts at dismantling. The pumping cylinder flange was broken and a large section missing, both eccentric blocks rims were also damaged and the reversing mechanism broken beyond repair. Finally one web of the crankshaft had been bent.
This presented a huge challenge for restoration. The crankshaft web was heated to dull red in a large lathe and carefully straightened. Many new parts have been fabricated, including all piston and valve rods and a new extended cylinder cover to incorporate a facility to fix a long bolt from the end of the pumping cylinder cover to the chassis. Replacing the broken cylinder flange without the broken part would have been very difficult. A new reversing eccentric was located and fitted, along with new eccentric straps.
|Incomplete||Robey Vertical Steam Engine||Vertical engine believed ex-Swansea Docks|
|Good||Single Cylinder Drop Valve Compressor Engine||Single cylinder drop valve steam engine driving a compressor from the tail rod. Ex-ICI Wallerscote then installed at Trencherfield Mill Wigan before disposal to IF|
|Good||Sisson Condenser||Sisson condenser on stand|
|Good||SIsson enclosed steam engine|
Rebuilt as a generating set and installed in the Hathorn Davey bay, Steam Hall
|Working||Sisson Low Speed Steam Engine||Laboratory type engine|
|Fair||Tandem Compound Steam Engine||Tandem compound steam engine, ex Job Beaumonts, Woodlands Mill, Huddersfield|
|Working||Tangye Archer||Single cylinder vertical steam engine, ex-Tower Bridge workshop|
|Poor||Tangye Colonial||Horizontal steam engine|
|Dismantled||Tangye Horizontal Double Acting Special Pump|
Size: 4" steam cylinders, 2½" pumping cylinders with 10" stroke
This pump was manufactured by the Birmingham manufacturer of Tangye. It is numbered 41689 and of size 4x2½x10. It is actually called 'the special pump' and has the minimum of moving parts. It is based on the style of the Cornish Pump.
It runs on steam or air and the valve is actuated by the piston striking a small spring loaded plunger valve at the end of its stroke at each end of the cylinder. This allows steam to enter the valve chamber and push the shuttle valve along opening the main steam port directing mains pressure steam into the cylinder. At the end of its stroke the piston block strikes another plunger valve repeating the same procedure in the opposite direction.
|Running||Triple Expansion Marine Engine||Triple expansion marine engine from the Bristol tug Medway. On loan from Bristol Museum Service|
|Good||Waller Single Cylinder Horizontal Steam Engine||Single cylinder horizontal slide valve steam engine|
|Working||Weir Pump||Vertical boiler feed pump|
|Good||Willans Cutaway Central Valve Engine||Single cylinder 3.5hp central valve engine, sectioned, on display stand|
|Good||Willans Three Cylinder Central Valve Engine||Three cylinder compound central valve engine driving Holmes dynamo|
|Poor||Worthington Simpson Vertical Steam Pump||Vertical steam pump from Sutton Poyntz water pumping station|
|Poor||Worthington Steam Pump||Vertical steam pump 3 1/2" x 2 1/4" x 4"|
|Running||Worthington Steam Pump||Duplex pump 7 1/2" x 4" x 6"|
|Running||Worthington-Simpson Steam Pump||Duplex steam pump|
|Unknown||Worthington-Simpson Steam Pump||Boiler Feed Pump 3 1/2" x 2/14" x 4"|
|Working||Bamford 3C Mill||Bamford roller and grinding mill|
|Working||Broomwade Compressor||Single stage water-cooled compressor from Tydd Gote Pumping Station|
|Working||Crompton 17kw 220v Dynamo||1200 rpm dynamo on mounting rails|
|Working||Crompton Dynamo||Dynamo, plate details - 100/140 volts DC, 60 Amps, 1100 rpm, 8.75kW|
|Working||ECC 3MW 11kV Alternator||1500 rpm alternator with exciter, weight 16 tons|
|Working||English Electric Dynamo||220v 1100 amp dynamo direct coupled to a 6 cylinder Ruston diesel engine, originally installed at BBC Moorside Edge radio station.|
|Working||GEC 10Kw 250v Alternator||Originally part of a Coventry Climax genset, this alternator is now only a shell containing a functioning modern 3 phase alternator. Used on the 30s generating bay in Hall 1|
|Working||Motor /Speed Multiplier||60hp motor on David Brown multiplier with diesel drive input shaft and clutch|
|Working||National Gas Bag||National gas bag for use with the P type National gas engine|
|Working||Tangye 3 Throw Pump||Three throw vertical pump. Originally a hydraulic pump but displayed as a water pumping unit.|
|Working||Tangye 5" Circulating Pump||Circulating pump used on MLD7 tangye twin at Whimple|
|Working||Tangye Gas Bag||Small Tangye gas bag from Milton Keynes|
|Working||Tangye Three Throw Pump||From Guernsey where it worked in Bests Quarry,St Andrews Parrish. Transferred from Guernsey Museum|
|Working||Tangye Three Throw Water Pump||Gear drive low pressure pump, part of close coupled set with gas engine from Milton Keynes|
|Working||Westinghouse 2 phase Alternator||Westinghouse 2 phase alternator producing 240v 50 cycles, 40kva|
|Working||Westinghouse Dynamo||70 volts 30 amps 950 rpm dynamo by the Westinghouse Company in Manchester. Used in display of country house lighting set|
|Working||Worthington Horizontal Compressor||Double acting horizontal single cylinder enclosed compressor. Flat belt drive originally from 65hp Siemens 3-phase electric motor.|
|Working||Worthington Simpson Water Pump||Small Worthington duplex pump now coupled to the Crossley VO to form a replica of a small pumping station|
|Good||Allen Double Conqueror Pump||No 2 pump from the Welches Dam Pumping Station driven by the 6S37-C Allen.|
The last Double Conqueror built by W. H. Allen.
84,000 gallons per hour at 13.5 feet head.
|Unrestored||Consolidated Pneumatics Horizontal Compressor||Horizontal double acting compressor. Approx 6 x 6 bore and stroke with twin 4 foot flywheels.|
|Unrestored||Crossley Gas Bag||Gas bag for use with the GE111 gas engine|
|Good||Danarm 2 Man Chainsaw||Two man chainsaw, ex-WD, 350cc Villiers engine|
|Good||Mirrlees Watson Centrifugal Pump||Centrifugal pump on bedplate, supplied with and driven by Blackstone NP|
|Good original||Petter Compressor||Inverted vertical single cylinder starting compressor|
|Good||Pittler Lathe||Size B2 treadle lathe with|
|Good||Reduction Gearbox||Main gearbox driving the Allen pump at Welches Dam|
|Spare||Ruston 1 1/2" Circulating Pump||Circulating pump used on 8H Ruston at Ormskirk|
|Unrestored||Ruston 1 1/2" Circulating Pump||Circulating pump used on 8H Ruston at Ormskirk|
|Spare||Ruston Starting Air Compressor||Belt driven single cylinder true vertical compressor.|
|Unknown||Stuart Turner Marine Gearbox||Large marine gearbox|
|Unknown||Stuart Turner Marine Gearbox||Small marine gearbox|
|Fair||Barn Thrasher||Small wooden barn thrasher|
|Fair||Broomwade Compressor||Single cylinder compressor with water cooled head|
|Good||Brush Three Phase Alternator||Alternator for Mirrlees J8 diesel|
|Good||Bucher double acting pump||Horizontal double-acting belt drive pump with pressure trip system for fast and loose.|
|Poor||Climax Deep Well Pump||Head for a Climax deep well pump - no actual pump.|
|Good||Crompton Alternator||3-phase alternator|
|Good||Crompton Dynamo||110v Dynamo|
|Good||Crompton Dynamo||110v dynamo|
|In Storage||Crossley Vertical Compressor||Single cylinder vertical water cooled compressor|
|In Storage||Crossley Vertical Water Pump||Single cylinder vertical water pump|
|Good||Electric Siren||Fog horn siren|
|Good||Fog Horn Siren Rotor||6 inch rotor assembly from siren|
|Good||Fog Horn Siren Rotor||12 inch rotor assembly from siren|
|Original condition||GEC Motor||Plate details: 3hp 110 volts DC, 850 rpm|
|Poor||Godwin OH2 Pump||Horizontal pump, ex-Lackham college Museum|
|Dismantled||Hamworthy 2 stage compressor||Vertical two stage tandem compressor. 900 psi.|
|Incomplete||Hamworthy Compressor||Water cooled compressor on trolley driven by Petter Atomic 6hp two-stroke diesel|
|Poor||Heenan & Froude Cooler Size N3||Screen cooling system installed for the two Ruston 11H horizontal diesels at Taplow Repeater Station near Slough.|
|Fair||Heenan and Froude DPX0 Dynamometer||Dynamometer, ex Reliant Cars|
|Poor||Mather & Platt Pump Set||Multi-stage pump on cast bedplate with direct drive electric motor and pulley.|
|Working||Otis DC motor||DC motor from lift mechanism|
|Good, older restoration||Powell Chaff Cutter||Powell chaff cutter, older restoration but with original transfers on woodwork.|
|Good||Reavell Compressor||Radial compressor for foghorn|
|Poor||Reavell Vertical Compressor||Vertical single cylinder starting compressor for Okeford Fitzpaine Pumping Station|
|Fair||Ruston BC Compressor||Single cylinder vertical compressor|
|In Storage||Ruston BC Compressor Set||Twin vertical compressor unit on cast bedplate|
|Good||Sentinel Compressor||Series 23V single stage compressor|
|Poor||Tangye Three Throw Pump||Three throw pump originally used in a Guernsey quarry|
|Good||Tangye Three Throw Pump||Three throw pump originally installed at a pumping station in Rhayader and driven by a Petter 21hp S type semi-diesel.|
|Good||Water Pump||3" water pump, older restoration|