Help with finding manuals for an unusual Lister genset

Discussion in 'Archive Related' started by BennyAust, May 23, 2017.

  1. BennyAust

    BennyAust New Member

    Hi Everyone. I have spent quite a while looking through the many manuals and other documents in the archive. What a marvellous collection it is. Hats off to all who contribute to, and work on the scanning and organising of this amazing resource.
    I have not had any luck so far finding the info I am looking for, and am wondering if anyone may be able to point me in the right direction.
    I was told to ask Paul Evans, who is apparently a member here, but I am not sure how to find him ?

    I am mostly needing the wiring diagrams for this plant.
    The plant number is 8879LB. Alternator number is 8S4Q305. Built 1951.
    It is a single phase 6.25kva unit at 0.8 PF, or 4.5kw. Alternator is for 1500rpm.
    Engine is a JP1 or 9/1, is all on a cast iron base, triple belt drive. Cast iron muffler.

    I have attached a few photos for clarity.
    Thanks in advance to anyone who can help here with any technical docs for the electrics on this machine.
    Again, love your site, and I wish I could come to the UK to visit your amazing museum!

    Cheers from Ben in Australia.
  2. BennyAust

    BennyAust New Member

    More photos.
  3. Paul Evans (hourlap on the forum) is the curator and owner of the museum & this website. An email to should get a response, but you will nee to be patient as he is very busy running the museum and gets 100's of emails a day.
  4. BennyAust

    BennyAust New Member

    Thanks Andy.
    I'll give it a go.

    Have a good day.
  5. grendel

    grendel Member

    I've sent you a pm with some contact details.

  6. admin

    admin New Member

    Found the plant books for the DC version but not the AC. Engine manual is no problem, just have to work out the rest.

    Can you send some detail pics of the board and the engine control solenoids?


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