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Old 03-05-14, 03:52 PM   #1
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Default Ruston & Hornsby IP 10hp

I know the 4AP and the Petter Appletop are still progressing, but I need a new thread to "park" some photos until I'm ready to start work...

This is the 1923 LT 10IP arriving home;


We worked it backwards until it took the weight off the front of the trailer, then jacked everything up.


Little by little it eased out of the trailer - only a couple of inches to spare either side (and comfortably over weight!)


On the floor, Dan was able to manoeuvre it towards the shed...


...and finally (for the time being!) settled in the engine shed. I plan to look at the feasibility of trolley mounting the engine. It's about the same size as the Luffy, so it should be possible. It may need a little adjusting to make it practical.

My thanks to Dan and Michael (The Crank Monkey) for helping me move it.

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Old 03-05-14, 06:02 PM   #2
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I know the 4AP and the Petter Appletop are still running, but I need a new thread to "park" some photos until I'm ready to start work...

This is the 1923 LT 10IP arriving home;

My thanks to Dan and Michael (The Crank Monkey) for helping me move it.

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Trolley mounted!!!! Your mission, should you choose to accept it is to get it done in time for Newby next year.


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Lovely engines the IP, Rolls Royce of their type? Look forward to seeing more Martin.
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Ruddy 'ell Mart it's a Stockport base jobby, gone green again.
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Very nice. I hope to own an IP some day. Looking forward to the restoration thread Martin.
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Old 03-05-14, 08:31 PM   #6
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very nice engine martin
if you carry on collecting you will be working outside like me.
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Old 03-05-14, 10:11 PM   #7
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Thanks Chaps!

As you say Richard - very early IP: Stockport base, made by Hornsby at Grantham. Although the engine appears very incomplete in the pictures, that is because I stripped it to make it lighter to move - I have everything, even the twin fuel tanks with 3-way tap.

It is a helluva lump, but so is the Loughborough. I don't believe that single flywheel is any heavier than the Luffy's two. The crankcase is almost exactly the same size and the cylinder is actually shorter. We had a quick measure up, and it would drop straight onto the Luffy's trolley. The design just needs a re-arrange to take the rear axle slightly further aft to clear the flywheel.

I suppose it might make Newby next year Mike - got to survive this year first!

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Old 03-05-14, 10:28 PM   #8
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Congratulations Martin,
it is a class engine. Is it early 20's?
Your shed is getting smaller.
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Hi Martin,

Looks like you've gone and got yourself another lovely engine to enhance your growing collection. I saw the engine at Dan's when I collected the Ogle and admired it then. As others have said, its even nicer with the Stockport base and crowned flywheel.

Another fantastic restoration to come, and I'm very much looking forward to following the progress

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Old 03-05-14, 10:37 PM   #10
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Thanks Merv - the shed is becoming cramped, although a lot of the junk in there needs to come out again!

The IP was supplied on 22nd Nov 1923 to Lewes Union, West St, Lewes, Sussex.

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