A large steam driven air compressor was recently purchased at an auction in Bathurst and donated to the club. At 4.3 meters tall it is a big engine and should make an impressive display in the new stationary steam engine bay being constructed to house thelarge Walkers sugar mill engine.
The engine is from a Lucknow goldmine and would appear to be a very early example. It should be arriving at the club at some stage during July. Given its size, craning and transport arrangements need to be flexible to minimise costs.
Accompanying it on the truck will be an interesting Canadian portable steam engine purchased by a club member and destined for display at the club once restored.