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Old 07-30-2019, 05:07:06 AM
NalanZ NalanZ is offline
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This last weekend a group of Stationary Engine enthusiasts had a get together at Geraldine in Canterbury, New Zealand. Being mainly local with very few public, it was a chance to run an engine or two, have a yarn, examine any detail that took your eye & of course, have a good feed. There was a varied collection of about 40 engines, a blacksmith working plus a few bikes.
The first pictures include a 3 Hp Hornsby petrol 1912, a 12 Hp Blackstone 1904, a smaller Blackstone and a IHC Famous 4 Hp
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Old 07-30-2019, 05:30:50 AM
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This group of engines were New Zealand made. Records show that there were about 42 engine manufacturers from the early 1900s to about the mid 1950s when electricity took over. Portable engines required after that, were normally imported from a range of tractor manufacturers.

The first two pics are of an Anderson, 3 Hp driving a winch. A lot of these engines were found on concrete mixers as the company made these as well. Some had water tanks attached to the engine for compact size, others had separate tanks.
Third pic is a Boothmac engine ( 6 Hp diesel) & Boothmac pump.
Forth pic is a Greenslade.
Fifth is a Twigg 2 Hp
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Old 07-30-2019, 05:45:26 AM
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This group of picture include two Hayward Tyler Pumping Engines. They use the hot air system designed by a Rev. Stirling during the first half of the nineteenth century. The two engines in the pic only produce about 1/4 Hp.
Second pic is an IHC 1.5 Hp M.
Third is Stewart Little Wonder without the shearing gear attached. Notice that it is a 1909 model with chain drive for the mag and solid flywheels. The water tank has been moved from the normal position of directly above the piston block.
Forth is an Indian 741 bike.
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Old 07-30-2019, 06:01:36 AM
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We had two guys demonstrating blacksmith work ( and creating smoke!)
The local Vintage Club has recently retrieved an engine out of a ship that has been sold for scrap. The ship started life supplying the oil rigs in the North Sea, later it was used for moving explosives around the world, including up the St Lawrence river & across the Great Lakes. The engine is an eight hundred Hp Callesen, model no 427, six cylinder diesel, air start. At the moment a Lister CS is running an air compressor for starting. We had to wait a long time for enough air to build up for starting!! The Callesen can run continuously for FOUR YEARS, oil changes are made 'on the run' every 1600 hours. 380-- 400 RPM.
Last, most important picture is dinner that cooked during the day. The spit did have an electric motor, but in keeping with the spirit of the day a 2 Hp Stover ( I think) drove it all day
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Old 07-30-2019, 02:06:23 PM
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Looks like a nice gathering.Thanks for the pictures
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Old 08-01-2019, 04:24:32 PM
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Thanks for posting the photos Alan. It was a good crankup in a good relaxed location I would liked to have stayed for the meal, I hear Logan did a good job of the meal and it was a novel idea having the Stover driving the spit. I also heard that it was quite a late night in the woolshed. All good fun
Next time you are up call in and have a look at the flywheel for your "M". It was great to catch up with you.

Merv
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Old 08-01-2019, 10:39:38 PM
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Hi Alan I know that you won"t mind if I correct your details on the boat engine. It is a Callesen Model No 427. Cheers Irwin.
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Old 08-01-2019, 11:44:32 PM
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Yes it was a great location Merv, I plan to go up to the Christchurch rally at the end of Sept, so will contact you then for a catch up.
Thanks Irwin, with my hearing, or lack of it, I can see where I have confused Allison with Callesen !! (if you use a lot of imagination) You have to remember I just point my camera at all those old thingmebobs, describing them is way above my pay rate.
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