The stationary steam engine section of the museum exhibits a fine collection of over 30 of the steam engines that powered early industry. They are plumbed into steam lines feed by a Cleaver Brooks package boiler and can usually be seen operating on steam on the last Sunday of each month. A selection are pictured below.
Currently in the Stationary Steam Section
A lot of thought and planning is going on in preparation for a new bay to install the big Walker sugar mill engine. Soil tests have recently been carried out to assess the requirements for the engine foundations as the engine needs to be installed before the shed is built. Meanwhile the team are pushing ahead with restoring the few engines in Bay 1 not yet in steamable condition. New parts are being machined to return the rare Pinsch gas engine to steam operation. A newly donated aquisition is a Reader engine which appears to be in good condition and not may not require a great deal to get operational.