3.5hp Austral by Ronaldson-Tippett. Tested September 1917. Engine No.1874


On the weekend of the 10th and 11th of July 2000 I headed down to the country to attempt to get the Austral running. It has not been started since the day it came home (around 1985). Ron Sullivan, Michael Livingstone (my father) and myself spent many hours trying to get the engine running (in a very cold shed) with no result. Next trip I hope to find the problem and get the engine running.

My father manning the lamp whilst I turn the flywheels

Ronald managing the lamp while Ron and I check things over

There's something funny going on here !

Let's give it another try




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