Jerrys Old Engines in South Africa

"Jerry Evans in Gauteng, South Africa"

This site hosted on http://www.oldengine.org/ - Thanks to Jim Dunmyer for the space.

Britain, the USA and Australia have many sites dedicated to old stationary engine collecting and restoration but as yet, South Africa has hardly any. This, in spite of the fact that South Africa has many excellent and dedicated collectors and restorers of old Stationary engines and farming equipment.

The aim of this site will be to showcase the South African collectors and their work. I intend to initially do this by posting pictures of engines at shows that I attend - mainly in the southern Gauteng/Vaal Triangle area of South Africa as well engines belonging to friends and my small collection. Future plans include pages dedicated to specific collectors and their work. With this in mind please feel free to contact me if you would like to be included. Remember that I am not only looking for the "big time" collectors - even if you only have one or two engines I will make space for you.
Let's show the world what we do!

I have been interested in old engines for as long as I can remember but only became involved since meeting people like Norman Spykerman, Neville Botha, Justin Ludewig and Jan Swart (June 2004).

I will upgrade and update the site as and when I have time. In the meantime please make the most of your visit and feel free to contact me with any comments or questions. See the bottom of this page for contact details.

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Wedding cars for hire - South Africa
Click on the above image to see a friend & fellow collectors website

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Some Lucas & Wipac Magneto repair tricks from Pierre Boulogne.
27th October 2011.

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Please help identify this small, modern (U.S.A. made) aircooled engine.
30th July 2011.

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The Aussies hit our shores !
(or "Reg arrives - lock up your women" :-))
23
rd December 2010
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Bad News - Neville Botha's home gets flooded.
19th December 2010
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Chinese diesel engine woes.
30th October 2010
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Suppliers of interest to our Hobby. Feel free to add your favourites here.
14th October 2010
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Campbell Horizontal cold starting heavy Oil Engine s/n 22439 - 16B.H.P. @ 450 R.P.M.
The Campbell Oil Engine Co. Ltd. Tyndall St. Cardiff. S.Wales.
11th September 2010.


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What engine is this?
Hein Stroh visited Euro Disney and came across this engine in one of the displays.
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Aerial picture of my home.
14th June 2010.

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Johnson Iron Horse battery charger - 21st March 2010
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United States Motors genset finds it's way onto my truck !!
10th December 2009
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Jacqui featured in article in Vaalweekblad.
30th September 2009
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Calibrating the  Lister CS 5/1 Diesel Injector.

27th September 2009
Click on the C.A.V. logo's.

 

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Vaal Old Wheels Logo Wheels @ the Vaal 5th & 6th September 2009
Our Club's annual show.
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Vaal Old Wheels logo


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1953 Lister CS 5/1 radiator cooled diesel Serial No. 745951R3 follows me home!
17th August 2009 -
Click on the Lister logo's.


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British built Coborn Aircooled engine & Johnson "Iron-Horse".
8th August 2009.
A new addition to the collection.
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Wieke en Wiele - Parys airfield
25th April 2009 -
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Rat Rod
South African National Street Rod Championships.
11th April 2009 - Boksburg.
Click here or on the pictures.
'32 Ford Streetrod

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1947 Saab Safir 91C trainer restored by David Nel. A flight in this beautiful aeroplane.
23rd march 2009
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Can you identify this sickle bar mower ?
2nd March 2009
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You know you live in Africa when......!
Some African humour saved from emails.

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Brass spec. plates made to order
Etched Brass Engine Specification Plates (Spec. Plates) Made to order.
Click on the pictures.
Brass engine plates made to order


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CapeVintage Engine &
MachinerySociety.
Archive of "Paraffinalia" - the newsletter.
2nd October 2008.
and now (October 2008) also it's successor "Cape Vintage Engine"

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Vaal Old Wheels annual show
6th & 7th September 2008

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Massey Harris well pump and Bentall No.3 grinder.
28th June 2008

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Model Steam Engine - 21 February 2008
21st February 2008
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Casting a new hopper for a Ruston & Hornsby PT.
9th May 2008

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Click here to see our
                  New Years Crank up

1st January 2008.
New Years crank-up.



Click here to see our
                  New Years Crank up

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6th December 2007 - Interesting adverts scanned from 1912/13 Farmers Weekly magazine.
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28th November 2007 - 12 H.P. Witte Diesel follows me home.
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Maytag 92 - The South African connection! (10th August 2007)
My Maytag 92 washing machine engine runs again. To see the pics. click on the Maytag Logo
Maytag
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Fielding & Platt Oil Engine. 22/24 H.P. Restoration.
(6th June 2007)

Neville Botha's Fielding Oil Engine restoration and startup.
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Make a Gib Key puller from scrap - 4th May 2007

Here is a Gib Key puller that you can make from materials in your scrap box that will not damage the paintwork on your engine's flywheel. It does not need any special equipment to make. If you own a hacksaw, electric drill, welder and a few files you can make it for virtually no cost.

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UPDATE 31 August 2009 - another one made slightly differently.
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"Southern Cross
                    Engines" by Rob Laurent April 2007
- Southern Cross Engines in South Africa -


Interesting information about the Southern Cross factory in Bloemfontein reproduced with permission from Rob Laurent of Australia who is the author of the book "Southern Cross Engines"

This page also contains a link to purchase the book from Rob as well as a link to download a copy of the Southern Cross Register maintained by Ian Matthews of Australia. There are also links to download SC manuals.

If you own a Southern Cros engine please take the time to register it with Ian (instructions on the page). This helps others to identify and date their engines

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Engines and tractors for sale
16 th March 2007
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Free Manual Download Page added - A few vintage engine manuals I have scanned and converted to .pdf. Feel free to download and use them. They are not for resale!!!
6 th December 2006
Click here to go to the Download Page

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1949 17 H.P. John Robson engine.
Help needed for restoration of this engine in in an Old Traditional Olive mill in Galilee - Israel.
9th September 2006
Read more and see the pics.

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Restoration of my 1928 6 H.P. Wolseley Type "R".
28th November 2006
Read more and see the pics.

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2006 Vaal Old Wheels "Stationary Engine Trophy" awarded to Jacqui Evans.
6th November 2006
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Koos Kriel's Open Day - 29th July 2006
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My Ronaldson Bros. and Tippet Model N / Alfa Laval.
The whole story !

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1935 Ruston and Hornsby - Size 2 - Class HR - Serial No. 171508
Restored by Neville Botha - Owned by Rodney Burnett.
18th March 2006
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Read more and see the pics.

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20 February 2006
32 H.P. John Robson Engine found in Johannesburg
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Brass spec. plates made to order
Etched Brass Engine Specification Plates (Spec. Plates) Made to order.
14 February 2006
Click on the pictures.
Brass engine plates made to order


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13 February 2006 Updates - Pages added for:

My daughter "Jacqui's new Engines"January 2006.
My latest acquisition "Sunshine Harvester Maize Sheller & Husker" January 2006
Anson Museum - Geoff Challinor's visit to Neville Botha - November 2005.
Kerneels Laubscher - De Kraal Antiques - Interesting pictures - "Standard Cream Seperator", Ky-Ko Hot Air Fan, Lister Auto Truck & 1928 Shell Petrol pump.
Chaff Cutter by "Hocking of Ballarat - Australia"

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Engine collecting trip to the Karoo 13th & 14th December 2005.
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Read more and see pics of engines we collected on this trip
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RSME Logo Rand Society of Model Engineers.
(R.S.M.E.)
1st October 2005
Annual Open Day
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RSME Logo

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Wheels at the Vaal
Vaal old Wheels annual show - 3rd and 4th September 2005
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1903 68 B.H.P.Tangye Gas Suction Engine - 20th August 2005
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Koos and Ria Kriel's 10th annual Engine Day - 30th July 2005
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Jenny and Gerald Buitendach held their 8th Annual Engine Day on Saturday 23rd April 2005
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Click here to read about the restoration and painting of my Wolseley WD9

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Sandstone Heritage Trust Cosmos & Steam Weekend
Sandstone Heritage Logo

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Neville Botha held his annual open day on Saturday 20th November 2004.

Neville
                              Bothas Open Day

Click on the wagon wheel icon or here for the details


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Here are a few pics of some of my engines just to get this page started.
Click on the thumbnails for a bigger picture and use your browser's back button to return to this page.

1971 Wolseley WD9 1971 Wolseley WD9 - running - awaiting restoration.
1966 Wolseley WD9 1966 Wolseley WD9 - restoration complete. I exhibited this engine at Neville Botha's Open Day on 21st November 2004 although it never had the watertank installed. Click here for details. or here to go direct to a picure at the show. Or you can Click here to see the completed restorationYou can also Click here for a step by step article on painting this engine
1951 Bernard Moteurs W112 1951 Bernard Moteurs W112. Restoration completed January 2005.

Click here to see what she looks like now
1949 Ruston & Hornsby PT 1949 Ruston &mp; Hornsby PT - busy with restoration - current project (March 2005). Update 16th April 2005. This engine had a knock caused by worn main bearings. This has been sorted out by Justin Ludewig and painting of this engine is in progress.Restoration will be complete in the next few weeks - work permitting. Update 1st September 2005. Rusty runs again. Restoration finally finished (very behind schedule) Click here to see him now ---- Here is another pic



My contact details are: Telephone: (016) 365-5787 ****(International +27 16 365-5787)
Fax: 086 635 5696

Address: Phone me on the above number and I will give it to you.

Due to a flood of Spam email I will not, add the usual email link to this page. The email address below is not a
"clickable link" - you will have to manually type it into your email programme.
Never buy anything from a Spam eMail - If nobody supported them Spam would stop !!

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You could also look at any of the above photographs of my engines - my email address is on them.

Apologies for the inconvenience-its a shame that we have to resort to measures like this because of the filthy spammers. Never buy anything from a spammer - if no one supported them the craze would soon die out.