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Stationary Engine October 2016

The October issue of Stationary Engine is available now with the story of the last minute recovery of a Ruston & Hornsby H6 diesel engine plus Steve Jeffery reports on the stationary engine exhibited at the Castle Coomb. Rally. Pick up your copy…

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CONTENTS

Letters to the Editor
The place where readers can voice their opinion on engine related topics, reply to requests for help and information etc.

Identity & Assistance
These pages are where readers can seek help in identifying an engine, information on an engine manufacturer or maybe seeking an elusive spare part to complete a restoration project.

Early Lister A type
Mark Tewkesbury reports on the oldest Lister A type engine exhibited at the recent ‘Special Mechanicals Day’ at the Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre. (Picture)

Engines at Mill Meece
Barry Job reports on the engine seen at the Mill Meece Rally.

Crossley on Malta
Our regular contributor John Hili on Malta, reports on a recent acquisition, a Crossley Brothers PH1050 that spent its working life driving machinery in a bakery. (Picture)

Grainsthorpe Village Fete
Paul Bundy reports on the Grainsthorpe Village Fete.

Castle Coomb Rally
Steve Jeffery reports on the stationary engine exhibited at the Castle Coomb. Rally.

Key Factors
Having seen the disastrous flywheel problem suffered by the ‘Sad Little Gilson’ as seen in the August issue, Eric Brain passes on some observation/experiences learnt over the years.

Holbeach Rally
Philip Ashwin reports on the Holbeach Rally

Ruston H6 Saved by Snake
The story of the last minute recovery of a Ruston & Hornsby H6 diesel engine, just a couple of days before the engine-house was due to be demolished.

Cartoon

Victoria returns to Beauilieu
A 5hp Bristol Wagon & Carriage Works ‘Victoria’ engine returns to Beaulieu after a forty year interval.

S&KWSEG 15th anniversary event
Sussex & Kent Weald Stationary Engine Group celebrates its 15th anniversary and 90 years of the Lister D type engine.

Glenluce Rally

Refurbishment of a 2hp Bamford
Having acquired an incomplete 2hp horizontal Bamford engine Eddie Bowron tells us of the work involved in the engine’s refurbishment.

Nuenen International Stationary Engine Rally 2016
Tim Macaire reports on what is truly an International engine rally, where exhibitors and visitors travel from many European countries and further away to attend.

Villiers powered Hamworthy compressor
We take a brief look at one of the more unusual Villiers engines.

Events
This Events listing is FREE to show organiser wanting to publicise the fact that their show will include stationary engine will be present.

Gathering the parts (Amanco)
Always ready to take on a challenge Darren Curryer relates how having acquired an assortment of 3hp Amanco main castings, the search was on to find the parts required to rebuild the engine, and his stroke of good fortune in being able to obtain what he believes to be the original missing parts. (Picture)

Barham Vintage Rally
Tom Cousins is pleased at the turn-out of exhibits at the Barham Vintage Rally, a new event for the east Kent area.

Souvenir From R A Lister & Co – Part One
Something for all Lister enthusiasts, a period souvenir pamphlet released by R A Lister & Co Ltd.

Helpline
A listing of enthusiasts who have gained a vast knowledge relating to the engines in their particular area of interest and are prepared to help others who might be experiencing difficulties. Please remember that all those listed do so voluntary.

From the Book Shelf
Eric Brain reviews two recently launched books targeted at the stationary engine enthusiast.

Engines at Newby Hall
The chosen ‘special’ theme for this year’s Newby Hall ‘Tractorfest’ was Yorkshire-built artefacts; Mike Milestone reports on the stationary engine section.                   

IHC Famous
Patrick Knight takse a look at the rare 2hp air-cooled vertical Famous engine.

Victoria at Beaulieu
A 5hp Bristol Wagon & Carriage Works ‘Victoria’ engine returns to Beaulieu after 40 years.

Just Pumps
In this issue we look at a couple of Lister power water pumps exhibited at the Ducklington Rally 2015.