|Is anyone familier with a Scammell en...
|Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2002 - 02:27 pm: ||
I thought someone might be able to help with a little query of mine.
My father recently purchased an old Scammell Marine Set ( boat motor ) which is a 4 cylinder, inboard type. It is made up of quite a lot of brass etc whilst the serial no. on the marine identification plate is as follows - M340342-2V, there also is the marking RNP on the Gear Box.....
As far as he know's it has "Scammell Reverse Gear Type R.N.P No. 65" on the Gear Box identification plate whilst it has "Engine Identification No.
M340342 / 2V" on the side engine plate. Other than that the engine is a bit of a mystery ( I did find some info on English Scammell Trucks from around
the 1930's but nothing on actual marine engines).
I thank you for your time and hopefully the photo's may shed some light on this mystery engine for my Father....once again many thanks....
|Posted on Sunday, November 03, 2002 - 01:51 pm: ||
Away from tomorrow for 2 weeks, so no time now.
I have a hand-book on the Scammel R.N.P. and R.M.P.3. Is that any good?
Send me a mail to remind me when I get home and I will try to scan it and send it.
Archivist, Thames Vintage Boat Club, London
|Posted on Sunday, November 03, 2002 - 02:18 pm: ||
Guy, back in the 1950s I worked at Bushey Park for a number of years and lived in Teddington. There were several boats that ran up and down the Thames carrying passengers. Several of them had plaques saying they took part in the Dunkirk rescue operation. They seemed very well maintained and I wonder if they are still around and in daily operation? There was a boat livery at the bottom of our street and one could rent a small dingy with a Stewart two stroke engine. They ran very well and there were quite a lot of them. Today people are collecting and restoring Stewarts
|Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2002 - 05:24 pm: ||
Indeed the Association of Dunkirk little ships is alive and well. They have a web site which may be of interest.
Also, within the Thames Vintage Boat Club there is allways a steady interest in Stuart Turner engines. They were built at Henley on Thames as you may know.
Take a look at www.thamestradengines.org.uk for some of the bits we currently have available.
|Posted on Monday, June 10, 2013 - 07:05 am: ||
I know this post is from 11 years ago but i recently discovered some info on a Scammell marine engine. I suspect the above is a smaller unit and that this may not be relavent to it but apparently Scammell won the contract to re engine some steam boats for the ministry. The boats were the launches that the Germans used to bring the crews ashore after the fleet was scuttled in Scapa flow. These boats were the only thing salavged in working condition. I dont know if any of these boats survive, i suspect not but an engine does. It was removed several years ago from a boat and now resides in an early 1900's tractor. I have yet to find out where sadly. I will try to find some info on this engine in the pictures and keep you updated.
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|Posted on Monday, June 10, 2013 - 10:54 am: ||
Interesting David. An awful lot of scrap was salvaged from the German High Seas Fleet! In fact I've read it is the primary source of "pre-atomic" steel which is required for certain scientific applications. The photos of the salvage operations in the 1920s and 30s are pretty amazing. The Scammel above looks very much like a tractor or truck engine from the 30s to 50s which has had a hasty modification to the sump patterns to "marinize" it, and I must say the flanges look very thin and prone to breakage as well. One can see the pattern making was not of a high order. Perhaps a war-time job done with semi-skilled labour?
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|Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 07:27 am: ||
I have an unused single cyl Stuart Turner engine that has been lying in my shed for years
Also several refurbished old Lucas dynamos and a dyna start, a refurbished Lucas magneto, same as the one on the Stuart Turner engine.
would any of your members be interested it these?