SP0787 : Thinktank - Galloway uniflow engine

taken 9 years ago, near to Birmingham, Great Britain

Thinktank - Galloway uniflow engine
Thinktank - Galloway uniflow engine
This horizontal single cylinder uniflow was built in 1924 by W & J Galloway, Manchester used by Hovis at Macclesfield. The cylinder is 12.5" x 26" and it developed 64 horsepower at 200 rpm. It is a technological tour de force with oil hydraulic valve gear, automatic compression relief, pressure lubrication, electric stop motion, eccentric bolt overspeed trip and a flexible rear cylinder support.

From a technological viewpoint, this is one of my favourite engines (size isn't everything) and I was once honoured by being allowed to help start it by operating the steam valves by hand - quite tricky and tiring.
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Sunday, 15 July, 2012   (more nearby)
Saturday, 2 March, 2013
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 0781 8719 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:28.9547N 1:53.1856W
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