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The Running Merlin Engine

The Running Merlin Engine

 

 

On May 15th 2014 the Aviation Heritage Museum took delivery of a Rolls Royce Merlin from a WW2 Mosquito aircraft. The engine was fired up within 15 minutes of delivery and ran fine. We have been running the engine once or twice a week on Thursdays and Saturdays. We will continue to run the engine on Saturdays at noon, at least. The Thursday workshop guy have started the servicing of the engine and sometimes fire it up for a test on Thursdays. The Museum would like to thank the Qantas Museum in NSW for their help in acquiring the engine and to Peter Shepard and Ian Durrant for their help in organising the fuel and other bits to make it run. If you would like to help up continue to run the Merlin and preserve our heritage then please make a donation using the portal on our home page.  

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Comments 1

Guest - Ben Nicholls on Tuesday, 07 October 2014 17:45

G'Day Fella's. I will be visiting relatives in Bull Creek in November, is the Merlin still being fired up on Saturdays at noon? I would love to come and see/hear it running, close up. I will be round the corner in Norris Place so any time I could come and visit during November would be great.
Cheers, Ben Nicholls (UK)

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G'Day Fella's. I will be visiting relatives in Bull Creek in November, is the Merlin still being fired up on Saturdays at noon? I would love to come and see/hear it running, close up. I will be round the corner in Norris Place so any time I could come and visit during November would be great. Cheers, Ben Nicholls (UK)