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Ruston Hornsby 4YHR Grain Elevator Engines
« on: October 28, 2011, 11:23:39 PM »
Have a peek here  http://www.smokstak.com/forum/showthread.php?t=96915 at the newest engines added to my fleet  ;D
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Re: Ruston Hornsby 4YHR Grain Elevator Engines
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2012, 12:07:16 AM »
Had a great day last Sunday under bright blue skys ! The 80 year old previous owner of my Rustons came up to the house with his Wife, Son, Daughter in law and their son to Start and run the big girl !

Charlie the old owner had brought these engines to Ontario in 1982 but only stored them.

It was my pleasure to wind the flywheels up and let Charlie drop the intake and bring the Ruston to life. He stepped back and shook my hand then gave 2 thumbs up as the engine settled down to 160 rpm. His mind was far away....Back home as a young man before he left the Praries listening to this very engine.

The event didnt stop there as Father and Son had a whirl at firing the engine then Son and Grandson put it to 'er and brought the CY up to idle yet again. Three generations running the same engine the same day. Exquisite !
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