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Post by Abes on Sat Sep 01 2012, 21:10

Another new toy picking it up tomorrow, its a Crompton Parkinson generator, 3 phase 130 volt with a piggyback dynamo for exitation,
generator is dated 1936, has had a new dynamo which is dated 1939, and by all accounts was on the ralley scene last year and its in full working order which is a bonus



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Re: Found a new toy

Post by nutgone on Sat Sep 01 2012, 22:08

WOW! That's a big'un! affraid

What are you going to power it with? Could be military at that voltage, or could be domestic, as most of GB wasn't standardised electrically until after the war.

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Post by JONESEY on Sat Sep 01 2012, 22:51

Looks good Abes
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Post by RAB on Sun Sep 02 2012, 00:00

Looks good, i bet its a heavy little git.

Wonder if thats got anything to do with aircraft from the RAF.

I seen that type of thing when i was in the RAF.

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Re: Found a new toy

Post by Abes on Sun Sep 02 2012, 07:15

Also comes with a large volt meter and the orignal field operators manual, not sure on history but will try and find out once i get my grubby litlle hands on it lol

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Post by stationary stu on Sun Sep 02 2012, 10:44

Nice looking bit of kit and it must be bloody heavy as I've a 24v genny and it takes me all my time to lift it. It is strange being 3 phase, don't know that much stuff that used 3 phase before the war so I wonder if it was made for maybe one or two specific uses.

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Post by Abes on Sun Sep 02 2012, 14:17

Well have picked up new toy and am well pleased to say the least, after having a gander at the orignal field manual it turns out it is off a Coventry Climax 2.75 kva generating set, its 130 volts - 12.2 amps - 3 phase - 50 cycles, turned out not to be as heavy or big as i thought its about 1 1/2 foot high and about the same wide, weight wise id say around the 50 kg mark so not to bad, will need a new trolley and a good clean but other than that not a lot eles, will put some better pics up once ive unloaded it from the van, oh and its got some nice brass bits on lol

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Post by Abes on Sun Sep 16 2012, 17:17

With not a lot eles going on at the moment and waiting on the wood for a trolley for the generator thought id strip and clean the volt meter and the recently aquired amp meter and socket have also managed to get hold of a couple of bakalite switches pics below.
Still need to find a vintage mains power switch and a vintage fuse panel but getting there






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Post by JONESEY on Sun Sep 16 2012, 20:56

Some one's been a busy little bee looking great Abes, like the bakealight switches
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Re: Found a new toy

Post by Abes on Sun Sep 16 2012, 21:53

Cheers mate, have managed to source a couple of fuse boxes tonight so thats one bit sorted, just the metal mains box to source

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Post by Ianhw77k on Mon Sep 17 2012, 10:36

Lovely piece of kit there, interesting to know it is off a Coventry Climax as I may be going to look at a complete unit soon with half a mind to buying it.

What on earth are you going to power off it?

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Post by stationary stu on Mon Sep 17 2012, 11:37

Lokking good Abes, another top notch job by the looks of things to come.

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Post by Abes on Mon Sep 17 2012, 17:16

Yes mate off a Coventry Climax came with the orignal field manual, hope to knock up some sort of lighting display the guy i got it off had it running a couple of 110 spot lights with no problems

Ianhw77k wrote:Lovely piece of kit there, interesting to know it is off a Coventry Climax as I may be going to look at a complete unit soon with half a mind to buying it.

What on earth are you going to power off it?

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Post by matt86 on Mon Sep 17 2012, 19:40

You planning to run that off the Witte of the Lister Abes ?

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Re: Found a new toy

Post by Abes on Mon Sep 17 2012, 19:49

Hopefully what ever engine is too hand lol

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Post by matt86 on Mon Sep 17 2012, 19:53

Abes wrote:Hopefully what ever engine is too hand lol

i knew something like that would come from you ! Laughing Have you had the witte running since the problems when spoke at Purbeck ?

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Post by Abes on Mon Sep 17 2012, 19:57

No its having first aid administered by Doctor Jones at the moment since my medical skills are not up to scratch lol

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Post by matt86 on Mon Sep 17 2012, 20:01

Whats have you done to it .... Was working fine at durrington ... Shocked

thats 2 doctors in the house .

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Re: Found a new toy

Post by Abes on Wed Sep 19 2012, 17:59

Fues box for lighting display board has now been sourced lol



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Post by matt86 on Wed Sep 19 2012, 19:00

Now abes where do you pick up this old gear from ....

You sure you wasnt a magpie in your previous life ... Laughing

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Re: Found a new toy

Post by Abes on Wed Sep 19 2012, 21:13

Nahhhhhhh just lucky now and again lol


matt86 wrote:Now abes where do you pick up this old gear from ....

You sure you wasnt a magpie in your previous life ... Laughing

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Post by stationary stu on Thu Sep 20 2012, 09:37

matt86 wrote:Now abes where do you pick up this old gear from ....

You sure you wasnt a magpie in your previous life ... Laughing

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Post by Abes on Fri Sep 21 2012, 21:13

Anyone know of a cheap supplier of brass batten bayonet fittings need about six for the lighting display iam putting together, tried ebay no go on the cheap side

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Post by hob on Fri Sep 21 2012, 21:34

Abes wrote: brass batten bayonet fittings

About 595,000 results (0.24 seconds) Laughing Wink

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Post by nutgone on Fri Sep 21 2012, 21:46

Abes wrote:Anyone know of a cheap supplier of brass batten bayonet fittings need about six for the lighting display iam putting together, tried ebay no go on the cheap side

Try using these instead, they're smaller on the base than batten fittings, I used 2 of them for the Tarpen & even though you're buying 2 parts instead of one it still works out cheaper.

I'm not sure if this company do mail order, you may have a branch close to you, or you may just be able to go into another electrical wholesalers & ask for the same thing....

this....



Screws into this (after you fix this one to the board)....



Here's the links to where I bought mine....

Lamp holder....

http://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Products/TLBLH.html

Base plate....

http://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Products/LY1115.html

Here's the link to their selection of brass light fittings....

http://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Main_Index/Lighting_Menu_Index/Lampholders_1/index.html

These turn out very small & inconspicuous when fitted (that thread is only half an inch in diameter, just to give you an idea of scale). I'll get some pics of them on the Tarpen board & post them up for you tomorrow so you can see. I reckon they are a very neat & slightly cheaper alternative to the full batten holder.

Hope this helps. (BTW, their catalogue is much easier to navigate than their website, but their web search does work very well).


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