Diesel Section

The Diesel Section

The club's collection of restored and operational diesel engines is a credit to the diesel team.The diesel section has recently undergone expansion and re-organisation to better display the collection.

On the last Sunday of the month and over the rally weekend the engines can be seen in operation.

Click the labels below to view some of the exhibits.

Blackstone

This three cylinder vertical model EV3 dates from 1931.

It working history is not know.

it was donated by L Arthur Pty Ltd and restored by the diesel team.

Serial number 49502

Mirrlees, Bickerton & Day

This six cylinder vertical model TL6 mark II dates from 1951.

It was purchased by the club in 2006 from a demolition site where it had apparently been used as a stand-by generator.

Ruston Pump Set

This 4 cylinder horizontal model 8HRF was built in 1952 and spent its working life coupled to a Stothert & Pitt variable output rotary piston pump. It was installed at the Commonwealth Oil refinery's installation at Port Melbourne delivering bunker oil to Station Pier and Princes Pier.

Serial number 332617

English Electric Air-blast (Willans)

This engine is known around the club as the "Willans" engine as this model was first built by "Willans and Rigby" in 1904. It is an "air-blast" engine, injecting fuel and compressed air at sufficiently high pressure for ignition. All the first diesel engines were air-blast before the development of injectors able to handle the required pressures. Installation is currently stalled for want of funds. Project Details here

Crossley Instructional

This engine was manufactured especially for instructing engineering students. It could be run on gas petrol or diesel, using spark or compression ignition. Plates were inserted to alter the compression. It currently runs on diesel.

It is a model GOE115 built in 1930. It was donated to the club by RMIT in 1978.

Serial number 108972

Crossley Generator Set

This single cylinder horizontal Model OE115 built in 1924 is coupled to a DC generator.

It was originally installed in the engineering school at Melbourne University. In 1970 it was donated to Old Gippstown museum at Moe. In 2010 it was donated to MSTEC where it has been restored. It is now installed in a re-vamped section of the museum with a new cooling water tank and connection to exterior exhaust lines.

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Petter

This 6 cylinder two stroke, model dates from 1945. Its "Superscavenge" feature gave improved engine efficiency.

Its working life started at the age newspaper then completed with the Princes Laundry who donated it in 1998.

Serial number 6RA492

Deutz

The Deutz is the section's only German engine. Model PMV230 built in 1928.

It was installed in the State Theatre coupled to a standby generator. In 1990 it was donated to the club.

Currently out of action awaiting repairs.

Serial number 16665

Smaller Horizontal Engines

A new display of single cylinder engines has recently been installed in a new section of the diesel museum.

Early gas and petrol engines are included in the lineup.

All engines have their exhaust flued out of the museum.