Ruston 12H Engine

One of our members Mick Stribley of Beechworth Machinery, is involved in the restoration of the Ruston12H engine

Their website provides information about the restoration to running condition of the historic Ruston 12H engine which resides near the Yellow Girl Mine site at Glen Wills in the high country of Victoria.

This engine was originally installed at this site by the Maude and Yellow Girl Mining Company to run a 1000 CFM compressor to supply pressurised air to the Yellow Girl mine for rock drills and other mining equipment.

The ravages of time and bushfires had seen the engine almost reach the stage of no return, however the efforts of a small but dedicated group of mechanically minded enthusiasts have seen the engine slowly brought back to a state where it may be able to be restarted again – hopefully during 2016!