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Slow Speed Diesel Engines => Other Slow Speed Diesels => Topic started by: Zelio on July 29, 2019, 05:51:42 AM

Title: Assistance identifying National Gas and Oil Engine.
Post by: Zelio on July 29, 2019, 05:51:42 AM
Greetings from New Zealand,
I have just acquired a National single cylinder vertical diesel engine and would like some assistance identifying the Model number, rating etc.
It starts easily and runs beautifully.
The engine has no rating plate and I can't see where one might have been fitted.
The Name plate says "National Oil and Gas Engine Co, Ltd.' so I'm assuming it it post 1932 when they changed their name.
The engine was imported to NZ by Turnbull and Jones Ltd who were the National agents here.
I haven't yet had the engine delivered to me but I do have these (not very good!)photos provided to me by the person I bought it from.
I also have a few dimensions:-
- Flywheel is 570mm (22.5") dia. and 100mm (4") wide
- Height of engine from base to top of cylinder head is 780mm (30.5")
- Width of engine - flywheel face to cranking stub shaft is 630mm (2)

I'll post more photos in the next post

Any assistance would be appreciated.
Thanks,
John
 
Title: Re: Assistance identifying National Gas and Oil Engine.
Post by: Zelio on July 29, 2019, 05:54:48 AM
More photos of the National
Title: Re: Assistance identifying National Gas and Oil Engine.
Post by: merkland on July 29, 2019, 10:12:14 AM
What does the plate in your last photo have on it?
merkland.
Title: Re: Assistance identifying National Gas and Oil Engine.
Post by: Zelio on July 29, 2019, 10:39:02 AM
It is the same plate as in the last photo in my first post - it says :-

National Gas and Oil Engine Co. Ltd.
Ashton Under Lyne
England
For Spares Quote Engine Number
Title: Re: Assistance identifying National Gas and Oil Engine.
Post by: sirpedrosa on July 29, 2019, 10:00:33 PM
Hi John

Congretulations for that nice engine. It has any starting handle?

It's a good practice to know stationary engine got it's original "starting key".

BR
VP
Title: Re: Assistance identifying National Gas and Oil Engine.
Post by: Zelio on July 30, 2019, 04:24:33 AM
Hi VP,

Thank you and yes, it has the original starting handle

John