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Who has a Ruston-Hornsby engine?


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Old 01-24-2008, 11:06:58 PM
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Default Who has a Ruston-Hornsby engine?

I've been looking for pictures of other Ruston-Hornsby engines in my spare time, and I haven't had much success, especially of ones over on this side of the pond. I've only found one picture of an engine like mine in the US. I have a 7.5 HP AP engine that was originally sold in the summer of 1924 in England and I attached a couple of pictures. How many of these engines are still around, especially in the US?
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Old 01-24-2008, 11:11:14 PM
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Default Re: Who has a Ruston-Hornsby engine?

Here's a link to another thread about this engine with another picture.

http://www.smokstak.com/forum/showthread.php?t=41272
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Old 01-25-2008, 12:40:29 AM
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Default Re: Who has a Ruston-Hornsby engine?

I had one which was 9.5HP from memory. Sold it last year as it was just too big for me, and it was a bit of a roughie. Now I have since brought some acres and am planning a nice large shed and wish I had of kept it as I will have the room. Still, the money went to good use on other toys! See attached picture if it comes through OK. Luke
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Old 01-25-2008, 06:54:37 AM
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Got A Ruston Hornsby Size 230 Class Ap! Runs Really Smooth!

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Old 01-25-2008, 09:18:38 AM
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Default Re: Who has a Ruston-Hornsby engine?

Theres plenty of them on this side of the pond.
I've got one 6hp Ap, two 8hp Ap's one rarer tank cooled, 8hp XHR Hopper cooled open crank Diesel, 1914 Hornsby hot bulb, two 3hp PB's and 2 41/2hp PB's.
I've been offered a 10 1/2 AP but it's a little too far to drive so I wont bother.
I haven't heard of a 7 1/2hp model, I guess the revs are a little less?
Mike.
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Old 01-25-2008, 04:36:57 PM
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Forgot The Picture!
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Old 01-25-2008, 08:42:35 PM
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I've got a 15hp Model CR Ruston & Hornsby Serial #247789. Sorry No picts. but the paint and pin-striping is fantastic. Bob
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Old 01-25-2008, 10:18:54 PM
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Theres plenty of them on this side of the pond.
I've got one 6hp Ap, two 8hp Ap's one rarer tank cooled, 8hp XHR Hopper cooled open crank Diesel, 1914 Hornsby hot bulb, two 3hp PB's and 2 41/2hp PB's.
I've been offered a 10 1/2 AP but it's a little too far to drive so I wont bother.
I haven't heard of a 7 1/2hp model, I guess the revs are a little less?
Mike.
Hi Mike. That is what I was told by Ray Hooley, that it is rated at 7.5 hp at 400 rpm. If you have pictures of any of those, I would surely appreciate you posting them. Thanks for all the replys. I'm trying to get a feel for how rare my engine is. I've never seen another AP with this exact same mag. It is original. There are others with a similar mag, but the inside of the magnet is covered and a few other little things are different.

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Default Re: Who has a Ruston-Hornsby engine?

I have one but has no name plate so I do not know model or sn. It is about 7 HP and has a wico mag. Has a awful lot of compression. Not too crazy for English engines. I'm open for a trade.
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Over here in New Zealand, my local stationary engine club has a fully restored and working 1938 twin cylinder Ruston diesel engine. It has a total weight of 10.4 ton and produces 132 B.H.P at 265 RPM.

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I have one but has no name plate so I do not know model or sn. It is about 7 HP and has a wico mag. Has a awful lot of compression. Not too crazy for English engines. I'm open for a trade.
Serial numbers are stamped on various parts, including the bearing caps, crankshaft etc.

The AP was the most popular (Agricultural Paraffin) but I couldn't see if you had a dual-section fuel tank in the picture.

If you can find a serial number, contact Ray Hooley who will give you chapter and verse of the engine's history.

Ray's website is at:

http://www.oldengine.org/members/ruston

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Default Re: Who has a Ruston-Hornsby engine?

We have a 1ZHR horizontal diesel, one of the last made in 1964.

11hp, twin flywheel, it came out of a college in Abingdon near Oxford.

There's a lot of pictures and stuff at:

http://www.oldengine.org/members/die...RustonMenu.htm

or on the mirror site at:

http://www.stationary-engine.co.uk/R...RustonMenu.htm

Lovely engines, really well made. Ours had a single flywheel and engine brake on the other side for the college. We had a new flywheel cast and machined.

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Thanks for those pictures Peter! I had no idea that anyone was still making an open crank engine in 1965. That's a really nice engine.
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Default Re: Who has a Ruston-Hornsby engine?

We have a HR5 from 1934 and a OH20 from 1922. The HR5 still has the original paint and pinstriping. The OH20 is a nice engine with flyball governor and heavy (electric) flywheel. We also have the Thomson&Houston generator that was sold with the engine back in '22.

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we've got a cy i took out of a grain elevator and a couple cr's one is in pieces but buildable the other i restored for a customer 3 maybe 4 yrs ago haven't seen a nickel for my work so I consider it part of our collection all 3 are 2 flywheel grain elevator engines .........
a little o/t but we also have a English built Robson elevator engine sold by Fairbanks Morse in Canada that we need a few parts and a lot of information on
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Thanks to all who have replied. It still looks like I might have the only one of this particular model, at least in the US. I guess they just aren't very desirable over here, because this wasn't very expensive for this size of side shaft engine. That's especially true considering that no one else has another one exactly like it. I hope to get it running and restored this year, but the Atlas Imperial is first in line, and it needs a LOT more work.
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I do! I do! ...Ugly, isn't it!? Oh, well, I didn't buy it for looks.
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We've got a 4 Hp halfway down this page :
http://www.tcc.on.ca/~sadiron/singles/singles.html
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Hi, I have a HREX6 which is 1 fw single cyl full diesel 34 hp.Looks like Marcels' but the next size up. Rob
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We've got a 4 Hp halfway down this page :
http://www.tcc.on.ca/~sadiron/singles/singles.html
Sad Iron, you've got a really nice collection!
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