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
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Multimediahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAe-ateH2xY

Running just after installation and before being rebuilt.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSMBUL2V3dU

Running after the rebuild at the End of Season event in 2006.

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.

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