Monday, 20 August 2012

the engineering continues...

Graham one of our newer members (although he has now nearly worked his magic on more engines than many of the longer standing members) has been sorting out our latest acquisition, a Lister Deep Well Pump. This pump is the second in our collection with the first running via. an electric motor beside the waterwheel. However this Deep Well Pump is much bigger! It will stand at nearly 6 and half feet tall and when operating a pump in a well would require a 6hp engine.

It is going to be installed between the existing deep well pump and the water wheel. With only 18 inches of pump on the bottom we hope to only need a 3hp electric motor to run it. Another item for those non-steam open days!

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