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Old 26-04-14, 07:50 PM   #461
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Looks like you made a nice find there Martin, very interesting images of an impressive college. Great to have items like that alongside an engine.
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Very impressive facilities. I wonder if there are any ex-students about who remember making the engines .
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Old 26-04-14, 10:22 PM   #463
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Lovely photos you've posted there Martin. I studied for my Masters at Loughborough Uni so these engines are quite close to my heart. Nice to see what the workshops were like back in the day. They're quite different now -
The Automotive Engineering dept is more likely to be displaying the latest racing car technology, such a Formula 1 engines now

Great University (I know it was a college back then), and lovely engines they made there too.

A local friend now has two Loughborough Engines in his collection. Both were displayed at the recent Eastern Counties Vintage Tractor Show. Here's a link to the photos Dad posted showing both Loughborough engines:
http://www.stationary-engine.net/for...ad.php?t=36951

Thanks for posting them Martin - A nice bit of Loughborough history preserved
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Old 26-04-14, 11:35 PM   #464
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Very interesting. Looks like they used a Tangye design for their steam engines...

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Old 27-04-14, 07:52 AM   #465
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The sub engines are quite well known and photographed. Google U-135

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Old 27-04-14, 08:48 AM   #466
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Hmmm... Interesting! It would appear that the engines from SM U-135 (WW1) were rescued when she ran aground on the east coast of Britain in 1921. Students and Lecturers from L'bro took them.

The power station was opened in 1937, but this is the 1937 prospectus, so the picture must have been taken before the facility opened. They were replaced in 1949 - presumably scrapped?

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Old 27-04-14, 08:53 AM   #467
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Hmmm... Interesting! It would appear that the engines from SM U-135 (WW1) were rescued when she ran aground on the east coast of Britain in 1921. Students and Lecturers from L'bro took them.

The power station was opened in 1937, but this is the 1937 prospectus, so the picture must have been taken before the facility opened. They were replaced in 1949 - presumably scrapped?

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Teagle's backup genny was run of a submarine engine a well.

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Old 27-04-14, 09:31 AM   #468
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Very interesting. Looks like they used a Tangye design for their steam engines...

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Indeed - not the prettiest thing! It's pretty obvious that they copied the National for the oil engine - then added a bit more iron, just to make sure!

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Lovely photos you've posted there Martin. I studied for my Masters at Loughborough Uni so these engines are quite close to my heart. Nice to see what the workshops were like back in the day. They're quite different now...
Close to us too Kev - No.1 Son (The Crank Monkey) studied for his Masters just up the road in Nottingham, and now works in Loughborough; about 40 miles from here.

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I wonder if there are any ex-students about who remember making the engines .
A student from this era would be in his late 90s now, but the engines were made until the 60s, so it's distinctly likely that some are still around.

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Old 27-04-14, 10:02 AM   #469
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Teagle's backup genny was run of a submarine engine a well.

Cheers, Steve
and ICI Wilton had a WW2 German U Boat Diesel engine. drove the high pressure gas compressor

it got donated to a german museum some time in the 1990s i believe, it was in condition still, and it had been stood for 30 years before Wilton got it.

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As is so often the case, I already had the answer to hand - in my own library!


This book was published in 1926, in New York. The USA had also obtained a number of surrendered U-boats, and the engines had been very closely scrutinised;


From the tone of the article, it is clear that the Americans were very impressed indeed with the engines. They comment on how clean the exhaust was, even at idle, how smoothly they ran, and how they were twice as powerful (per weight) as anything being produced in the USA at the time.

The similarities between this engine and those in the Loughborough College are clear.

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