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Old 09-01-2018, 06:51:01 PM
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Default Original Engine Houses

In Australia over the years most old engines have been removed by 'collectors'? with few original engines left in their original place of work surviving and the whole engine houses preserved? here is a engine house I acquired recently with all the machinery and engines intact, some pics of Crossley 61848, how many other original engine sheds out there?
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Old 09-02-2018, 02:37:57 AM
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Are you leaving everything in situ typak ? Is it local to you ? If so, it'd be an awsome display when running. Id have to have a look.
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Old 09-02-2018, 05:35:07 AM
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Nice setup. Would be good to keep it all together and get that 5 head stamper going again.
What area is it in Typak? Would be for gold I guess, though they used to crush tin ore etc. I know as well. Good luck with the restoration, it's a very important part of our history.- Cheers , Neil.
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Old 09-02-2018, 07:10:55 AM
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Hi Darryl, everything is staying as it is and will be brought up to operating condition, this battery goes back to the colonial era with steam then the gas engines were installed sometime post 1914, for a look call and arrange if in the north of Sydney area, how many places like this still exist would be very few? nice to sit out on the front porch and have this to look over beside my house beyond the Hills hoist! the National I think is 32291? if I read the number correctly in the poor light, not sure at this stage of the size or year of manufacture?
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Old 09-02-2018, 07:39:36 AM
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Certainly rare to see such original gear just left there. Bit like that Ruston Hornsby generator i posted a while back. I'll put this in my memory for when im up that way thats for sure.
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Old 09-02-2018, 07:47:29 AM
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Looks like a coil and distributor points used for ignition, probably quite reliable.
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Old 09-03-2018, 07:34:02 AM
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Yes well not as remarkable as Tims find but I show an original engine house . Built at a quarantine station , now a recreation camp . The building houses a complete IHC HP Famous that runs . It was used to drive a winch which hauled a rail trolley up to the building from the wharf.
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Yes well there appears to be a problem , trying again.
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Here is two photos of a big Hornsby and generator in its original engine house. on a large historical farm house property. originally it charged a bank of batteries for a 110volt supply for the house and shearing shed.
The engine while is all there is not operational and requires some work to get it running and there is a move to get it running sometime soon.

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[IMG]BluecliffsHornsby002 by Merv Cloake, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]BluecliffsHornsby004 by Merv Cloake, on Flickr[/IMG]
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The original Crossley has been restored to the Iandra Castle powerhouse by the Cherry Capital Collectors Club.
https://www.youngwitness.com.au/stor...andra/?cs=5844
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Lismore Power Station. One of 6 engines there.
I was lucky enough to be there when engines were last started. You could feel them running through your chest.
This Paxman is of International significance. Luckily there is a group of people working to preserve the Station. Asbestos has now been removed and all the pigeon poo has gone from The Station.

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This 1.5hp Hornsby-Akroyd from 1905 is in its original location at Tuggeranong Homestead in the ACT.

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Here is another Hornsby that is in the original engine house at Bushey Park Wanganui. The Bushy Park Kiwi Reserve is a safe and secure native bush reserve for Kiwi's and other native birds. The homestead and out buildings have been preserved along with the Hornsby. The engine is run on a regular basis. The video is not mine but I have seen the engine.
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This Paxman was installed in this building by the Marlbrough Power board. I don't know much about it but it is maintained and run on open days

Merv

This photo is the Blackstone starting engine and compressor

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Some more images, the original mine managers residence and battery, 2. the gold battery, 3. the Berdan pan 6ft diameter powered by the National, 4. the remains of a ore cart near the mine.

Also there is a engine and pump house on Lake Canobolas NSW with a Hornsby and gas plant, anyone visited and have some pictures?
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Found this little beauty, a Fuller & Johnson at the South West rocks Gaol NSW.
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While visiting Australie in 2007, came across this engine house, with I believe a Hornsby engine.

Curious if the engine is still there!

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Hi All, I was going to put up a couple of pics of the Pump House and Tangye made Pumps at the Pshyche Bend Pump near Red Cliffs, Vic, but damn me if I can't find them. Maybe one of the local Members will do so for me. It is a very impressive brick building. I will keep looking, Cheers, John.
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I'm in the same boat here John,with the lack of pics.I have seen a vid of the Tangye pumps out there.The one that comes to mind for me is the meatworks at Murtoa.There are 3 or 4 pretty big Hornsby gas engines there,the largest up over 100hp ,plus one of the ammonia compressors and one of the gas producers.
I am guessing that somebody here will have a photo or two of them?
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Hi All, I was going to put up a couple of pics of the Pump House and Tangye made Pumps at the Pshyche Bend Pump near Red Cliffs, Vic, but damn me if I can't find them. Maybe one of the local Members will do so for me. It is a very impressive brick building. I will keep looking, Cheers, John.
I am not a local John, but do you mean this pumping house, see pictures

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Yes well there was a very nice Crossley that was belted up to a stamp battery at Ora Banda in the West Australian Goldfields .This engine came to a sorry end . The battery was owned by an ex detective from the WA police force , he was known as the ''Silver Fox'' . This man also owned and ran the next door hotel. one night there was an altercation in the bar involving a group of ''Bikies'' . The Silver Fox evicted the Bikies who made camp in the nearby bush. Later that night as the Bikies sat around their camp fire there was a shot and one of the Bikies dropped dead. Of course the suspect was the Silver Fox. As an act of retribution by the bikies the Crossley in the Battery was blown up.................some time latter the Silver Fox and a friend were blown up as they entered their car . I have a picture somewhere of the Crossely before all this took place . At the time I was caretaking Credo Station .
Just another true story from the ''Wild West''.
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