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Maurice11/08/2019 20:01:26
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Back in the early 1980"s, a Ruston and Hornsby airless injection oil engine was removed from the, then, G.P.O. repeater station at Taplow, on the A4 about 30 miles west of London. It was taken to a museum for preservation, and I believe it was successfully reassembled and got running. Can any one tell me where it is please? I have some documents that I believe would be of interest to the museum, and a tool that belongs with the engine. Any clues or information would be most welcome . Thanks in anticipation,


martin perman11/08/2019 20:53:53
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There are only two engine based museums in the uk and either one of them may know of its existence, Internal Fire Museum and The Anson Museum. **LINK** and **LINK** Both Curators are very helpful do you know the serial no's etc for the engine. 

Martin P

Edited By martin perman on 11/08/2019 21:00:06

Maurice11/08/2019 22:59:17
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Thanks for that Martin. I can find the serial number but I don't have it to hand at the moment. I unstop it went somewhere in the region of Basingstoke, but I may have that wrong. It was quite a while ago. I Shall try to contact some of my old work colleagues who may recollect it. thanks again.


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