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From Year 2002

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From Year 2008

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From Year 2012

From Year 2013

3 marine engines from National Maritime Museum

‘Agnes’: overheating bearing.

Sisson Marine: restoration and first steaming

‘Reliant’: restoration started: time capsule discovered;                 arrival of crankshaft and paddle hub.

Holmes Triple; pistons and valves missing.

‘Reliant’: restoration started; working on paddlewheel.

Yarwood Marine: restoration started;

JS White Marine: rebuilding started.

3 engines arrived from Bradford Industrial Museum.

‘Reliant’: crankshaft machined and welded together;

                started on paddle feathering gear;

                crankshaft fitted.

Yarwood marine: progress report.

JS White marine: rebuilt and steamed.

Flemming & Ferguson: large flywheel fitted.

Qualter Hall engine: restoration started - steamed

Yarwood Marine: trial steaming.

‘Reliant’: progress report on paddle wheel.

Holmes Triple: removed from the museum..

Engine from Bradford: restoration started.

2 Weir boiler feed pumps arrived.

2 marine engines on loan from Salters of Oxford.

‘Reliant’: progress report on feathering gear’

Extension to the museum started..

Extension to the museum completed.

Thornewill  & Warham: repairs to valve rods etc.

Mill Engine ‘Rhoda’ arrived.

‘Reliant’: restoration started on the steering engine.

Small engine by Farmer Bros. Restoration started.

Worthington Pump: restoration started.

Beam Engine: update on foundations/walls etc.

                       work on cracked bedplate;

                       working on the entablature.

Ship’s capstan and steering engines arrived; restoration started.

Steering and Capstan engines: update report.

Beam Engine: grinding rig designed and in use to                        refurbish the crankshaft journal.

Beam Engine: dismantled in College grounds.

                       arrived on low loader; restoration started

Plenty Marine Engine: completely rebuilt.

Ship’s capstan and steering engines: update.

Beam Engine: update - excavating for foundations;                        concreting base and walls etc.

                       various rods/shafts cleaned and polished;

                       badly corroded bearing journal.

‘Reliant’: steering engine completed and steamed.

                rudder mechanism under construction.

Farmer Bros. Engine: progress report: trial run on                       compressed air.

Robey two cylinder: adjustment to cross head.

Cameron Pump: restoration started.

Farmer Bros.: is it a steam engine or a vacuum pump?


From Year 2014

Beam Engine: finished grinding crankshaft journal;

                       machining bottom half of brass bearing.

Steering and Capstan engines:  completed restoration;

                                                  trial steaming etc.

Cameron pump:  machining bent crankshaft.

Evans pump:  restoration started.

Beam Engine: finished grinding crankshaft journal;

                       machining bottom half of brass bearing.

Steering and Capstan engines:  completed restoration;

                                                  trial steaming etc.

Cameron pump:  machining bent crankshaft.

Evans pump:  restoration started.

From Year 2015

Beam Engine: Alignment of main bearings;

                       Crank shaft installed;

                       Barring engine designed and installed.

Evans pump:  restoration continued;

                        New piston rods made;

                        Renewed inner main bearing.

From Year 2016

Beam Engine: HP & LP cylinders fitted to bedplate;

                       HP & LP eccentric rods and slide valves

                       fitted;

                       Entablature restored to original length,

                       walkway & safety hand rails installed;

                       Entablature  hoisted and secured to top

                       of columns.

Hayward & Tyler Steam Pump:

                       Restoration completed.