Doxford Engine

Anybody care to share their experience and opinion?:

Poetry in motion.

Here’s another video of Doxford engines:

I’d be very uncomfortable around so many large moving components. I have a nearly irresistible urge to touch them…

Most of them needed touching to check for overheating!

You would not have been happy working on reciprocating steam then.

I guess I don’t miss the noise much!
first time I’ve seen the O’brien work, been aboard but nothing happening.

For those who like to see and listen to big Diesel engines running, but without the heat, dirt and oil that goes with the real thing, here is a link to a likeminded FB Group:

A recent example:

I have been lucky enough to have been onboard for a “steaming weekend”. Pretty cool. In a way, I am glad that I don’t still live out there, because I would probably spend too much time onboard. . . . and it wasn’t a museum when I did. . .