Ruston Hornsby 9XHRCE
– 132 HP TWIN CYLINDER HORIZONTAL OIL ENGINE
12½” bore x 22” stroke.
It was originally installed in the power station at Mallacoota (VIC), where it spent many years of service driving the alternator that comes with the engine. The engine was well maintained over this time by a dedicated engineer who manned the power station. It was still running and providing power to Mallacoota when it was decommissioned in 1972 after the SEC completed its supply of reticulated electricity to the township.
Specifications for the 9XHRCE oil engine.
CYLINDERS TWO – HORIZONTAL – SIDE BY SIDE
RATED HORSE POWER 132 BHP
BORE 12½ inches
STROKE 22 inches
FLYWHEEL DIAMETER 7 feet – 3 inches
FLYWHEEL FACE WIDTH 16 inches
FLYWHEEL WEIGHT 4,470 kg
ENGINE MASS 13,000 kg (nominal)
Thankyou Ken for allowing me to show this engine.
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