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Father's day treat - RSME Visit
« on: June 18, 2017, 07:11:46 PM »
Today is Father's day, and since I got to have the final say how and where our family would spend the day, the decision was quite easy  ;D First prize would be to be in tow behind a Class 15F,, but that idea is on ice for a while due to various reasons.

Next best - but even better in some ways: A visit to The Rand Society Of Model Engineers
They are about a hour's drive away from where I stay.

A slightly smaller version engine did duty today  ;)

Railway Station:

Apparently the "day to go" is on the first Sunday of a month. Then there are many more locomotives, and the engine museum is also opened and the engines are started. (I saw these running a couple of years ago and definitely worth the trip to go see). Pity I missed it this time round, but I'll go back soon.

I took some pics inside the engine room:

1925 Ruston Hornsby Size 7 Class H Oil engine
Bore: 250mm
Stroke: 457mm
Swept volume: 23L
Mass: 8.95T

1911 Deuts E12

Tangye FL9B Oil engine

28HP @ 330 rpm
Bore: 220mm
Stroke: 408MM
Swept volume: 15.5L

1929 Blackstone
Spring injection Diesel

Blackstone Oil engine
50HP @ 450 rpm


1926 Petter S Oil engine
12-14 bhp @ 525rpm
Driving a 50Hz 3kVa 230V alternator

National gas engine

1898 Ericsson Hot Air Pumping Engine

1963 Lister 6/1 genset - Restored
1942 Fairbanks-Morse ZC-208 - Restored
1945 Ruston & Hornsby PB 3HP - To be restored
1954 John Deere 40-S - Current project


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Re: Father's day treat - RSME Visit
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2017, 06:23:13 AM »

So which engine did the family buy you for your fathers day Gift???       :laugh: