Len's Stationary Engines
I'm Len Hopcroft. I live on the Murray river in North West Victoria, Australia.I have been interested in stationary engines since I was small boy when steam and oil engines were in common use along the Murray River.
I have restored over 30 engines over about 10 years. It is becomming more difficult to find engines to restore, so I have built a new one instead. I will add more photos and some details when time permits.
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|Select article below||Topic||Published|
Making a Billabong Engine
|The journey of building a new engine.||Stationary Engine Magazine, July 2011, No 448|
|Days gone by!||Memories of a Pitt Oil Engine.||The Olde Machinery Mart|
|The Cliff and Bunting||The saga of the recovery and restoration of a rare Cliff & Bunting, and Australian-made open-crank diesel.||Stationary Engine Magazine, March 1995
The Olde Machinery Mart, April-May 1997
|International Famous Budget Restoration||Tale of an 8hp International Famous restoration||Stationary Engine Magazine, March 1996|
|The Sunshine Challenge||A tale of endeavour, inspired by that primeval urge that is rooted in every true engine man - the lustfor rust.||Stationary Engine Magazine, July 1996|
|The Last Piece of the Puzzle||The story of my first engine restoration.||The Olde Machinery Mart, December 1996|
|Take a Step Back To Steam||My first steam engine restoration.||The Olde Machinery Mart, June-July 2002|
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Last updated April 25, 2012