Pelapone PD6
Object ID1622
Works No2534
Accession NoIF:2006:013
StatusOn Display
Category Engine
Collection IDInternal Fire Core Collection
Made ByPelapone Engines Ltd
Made InWakefield, Yorkshire
Description6 cylinder vertical four-stroke petrol engine on cast bedplate originally driving dynamo.
LocationInstalled in "Polly Tunnel" extension on the Radio Room







Running on magneto only just before installation.


Originally installed as an emergency generator at Cross Houses Hospital in Shrewsbury. Removed by a scrap man in the 80s the original dynamo has been lost. Purchased on Ebay by the museum using money from the Stationary Engine List - a worldwide internet based group of enthusiasts.

Conservation/ Maintenance History
Initial Inspection

The engine was stripped on arrival and found to have significant wear on all components on the flywheel end cylinder.

The camshaft was badly worn and big end and no 1 main had significant wear.

All valves showed severe pitting.

Work In Progress

No 1 inlet and exhaust cams built up and hand profiled to match the others.

All valves ground and the seats cut.

Broken water inlets welded and sealed.

Modified to include an oil priming pump.

Work In Progress

Final assembly.

Coil system incomplete so initially will be run on magneto only.

First Run

First run at the Easter Crankup with 10 psi oil pressure and no rattles. On magneto only.

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